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From: Braňo Tichý
August 18, 2005 00:30
Message ID: 003301c5a3c6$a985af90$4f4d1cc3@MATRIX
> Well, right now one of the great things about looking at the wall to
> read the clock and see the time, is that you know that based on the time
> of day and the time of year, and where you are, roughly how far through
> the actual solar day it is. It's crude, but useful. Just ask a Dairy
Does the Dairy Farmer need time with seconds precision?
Would he know his longitude and how to make correction to the time?
(If he is a person, wouldn't it be easier for him just to buy GPS?)
> Of course feel free to consider this all worthless heckling, given the
> lack of time I've been putting towards an implementation of all this ;).
Maybe this lengthy discussion isn't really that useful. I think it's about
defaults, but Perl6 will have packages -- so everyone not content with the
default handling of time will be able to override it. Or maybe there could
be a pragma (`no leapseconds`?). Or maybe there could be a package on CP6AN
Related question: is it possible to specify validity of a package? Something
along the lines "this package starts to be deprecated/imprecise/outdated