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John Peacock
January 10, 2003 06:06
Re: Picking up the ball
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Rich Bowen wrote:
> I like ICal. But let's make sure that Tai is not the better way to go before
> we hack something onto an IETF (or whoever it is) standard. 

As much as I like DJ Bernstein's coding style (the author of libtai), it is 
unlikely that TAI64 will be appropriate for our use, since it is also based on 
the Olson libraries epoch of 1970-01-01 00:00:10 TAI.

I would prefer a structured variable; separate values for each period of 
importace.  Since some people have explicitly mentioned wanting to handle deep 
prehistory, the thought of subtracting attosecond precision over a range of 
billions of years just scares me!  Of course, Math::BigInt could handle it...


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