[LEAPSECS] Java: ThreeTen/JSR-310

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Fri Jan 28 16:01:41 EST 2011

On Fri 2011-01-28T12:42:08 -0800, Tom Van Baak hath writ:

> The question is what specification of accuracy is there for any

> of these APIs? I understand of course that when you use units

> like nanoseconds you don't mean accuracy. But when users or

> implementers see words like TAI and UTC there is often some

> level of assumption of second or sub-second accuracy.

Taking that one step further, there are many UTCs, but there is only
one TAI, and it is defined by the BIPM.

Does the BIPM approve of the use of the name TAI for the concept which
is specified by JSR-310?

If not, how do you justify redefining their product?

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