On 17 Nov 2011, at 16:01, Tedd Sperling wrote:
> To all:
> Okay, so now that we have had people reply, here's my take.
> The Unix timestamp started on 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 -- and that was a
> The second before (i.e., 31 December, 1969 23:59:59:59 + 0000) was null,
> which was Wednesday.
I take issue with this. The second before was -1 seconds from the epoch. Null
is the absence of a value, so you can't get to null by simple arithmetic. I
learnt about negative numbers from the Greeks. And no, I'm not going to comment
on their current mathematical difficulties.
But the point still stands: -1 !== null.
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