[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.
Warner
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