[LEAPSECS] ISO Influence

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Sun Dec 19 18:21:00 EST 2010

On 19 Dec 2010, at 01:18, Magnus Danielson <magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org> wrote:


> This is true, if we by "computing" means POSIX.

There are many standards other than POSIX which use a POSIX timescale or one equivalent to it. For example, NTFS, DNSSEC and NTP's basic timescale.

> POSIX as extended by NTP kernel interface may however provide sufficient information to represent UTC.

For the current time, yes, but all the higher level libraries cannot represent UTC so code can't do calculations with time correctly.

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