[LEAPSECS] A new use for Pre-1972 UTC

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Feb 17 16:06:58 EST 2009

In message <20090217210518.GD91747 at davros.org>, "Clive D.W. Feather" writes:

>Poul-Henning Kamp said:

>>> ISO C doesn't define the type, format, or meaning of time_t - it can even

>>> be floating point or (IIRC) a structure.

>> No, it must be an arithmetic type.


>Okay (I didn't have the standard in front of me). That still allows

>floating point.

And that wouldn't matter, the objective is to make a random number.

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