Portable general timestamp format, not 2038-limited

CBFalconer cbfalconer at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 1 20:34:24 CEST 2007


Roedy Green wrote:
> On 25 Jun 2007 18:46:25 -0700, Paul Rubin
>
... snip ...
> 
>> TAI really does seem like the most absolute--if you are a user
>> in orbit or on Mars, then UTC timestamps will seem pretty
>> meaningless and artificial.
> 
> According to Einstein all time is local time, so perhaps our wish
> for a clean UT is a pipedream.
> 
> To add to the confusion you have GPS, Loran and Julian day also
> used as scientific times.

In summary, time is now defined as a non-continuous function, and
is thus proof against manipulation by most standard algebraic
techniques.  Take that :-)  In fact, it is not even quanticized.

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