[LEAPSECS] RIP dmr, -893400000 to 1318100000

Rob Seaman seaman at noao.edu
Fri Oct 14 12:14:10 EDT 2011

An interesting exchange and I should say that I don't question PHK's own memory regarding his conversation with a computing icon :-)

Regarding the latter, perhaps the most telling detail is that nobody here thought it unusual that I have copies of both the 1st and 2nd edition of K&R on my shelf.


On Oct 13, 2011, at 4:06 PM, Steve Allen wrote:

> On Thu 2011-10-13T22:55:20 +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp hath writ:

>> I asked specifically because I suspected it was a slip of memory

>> and he insisted it was UTC.


>> I just checked and the 6th ed manual pages from '73 say GMT:


>> http://minnie.tuhs.org/cgi-bin/utree.pl?file=V6/usr/man/man2/time.2


> Ritchie is not alone in that regard. A lot of the recent writeups on

> the subject of UTC make assertions about past events which are not

> consistent with contemporary records. A big problem for the subject

> is that the agents responsible for UTC are very poor communicators.

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