[LEAPSECS] RIP dmr, -893400000 to 1318100000

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Thu Oct 13 08:30:22 EDT 2011

In message <20111013122822.GL10036 at lake.fysh.org>, Zefram writes:

>It's being reported that Dennis Ritchie, the inventor of Unix time

>among other things, died about 500 ks ago. His life spanned -893400000

>to 1318100000 in Unix time. And now we can no longer ask him for

>clarification about whether the count was meant to include leap seconds.

I asked in 1998, it was not.

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