[LEAPSECS] Terminology question
dot at dotat.at
Tue Mar 9 12:48:43 EST 2010
On Tue, 9 Mar 2010, Steve Allen wrote:
> On Tue 2010-03-09T17:07:01 +0000, Tony Finch hath writ:
> > Is there a generic term for timescales like POSIX time_t and NTP that
> > count seconds (or some other interval) since an epoch without taking
> > leap seconds into account?
> mean solar time
> thus, by action of the International Meridian Conference and the IAU
> and the CGPM,
> Universal Time
I should probably say that I'm relaying a question from a friend, and my
answer to him was essentially the same as yours.
But UT implies to me representating time as a count of days (in some
calendar) and fractions of days (HMS). I think my friend wanted a term
that implied a count-of-seconds representation (or perhaps count of some
other arbitrary time unit) while being a bit more concise than "seconds of
universal time since an epoch"...
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