[LEAPSECS] Terminology question

M. Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Thu Mar 11 00:12:33 EST 2010

In message: <4B987A79.5080109 at murgatroid.com>
Christopher Hoover <ch at murgatroid.com> writes:

: On 3/10/2010 2:01 PM, Michael Deckers wrote:

: > "piecewise linear" is not "linear" -- it is a mathematical way

: > to say "faux linear"


: Not even.


: A piecewise function is a function that is defined on a sequence of

: intervals.


: A piecewise linear function is a piecewise function whose pieces are

: linear.


: Nothing more; nothing less.


: E.g., a triangle or square wave can be defined as a PLF.

Maybe we just need to toss the word 'idealized' in there somehow.

time_t is an idealized representation of seconds since 1970.


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