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Re: Picking up the ball

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Brad Hughes
January 11, 2003 03:01
Re: Picking up the ball
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I'm glad this is starting up again.  We here in VMS land have very
nice date and time functionality built into the OS;  I want to keep
an eye on the direction this takes just to make sure it doesn't
become drastically incompatible with VMS timestamps.

Just one comment for now:

Dave Rolsky wrote:

> -- It should handle fractional seconds.  Based on a brief perusal of
> Date::ICal, I think this can be added without too much difficulty.

By "fractional", I hope you mean "counted numbers of subsecond chunks"
instead of a real number representing a fraction of a second.  I have no
strong preference for what subsecond chunk is used.  (A VMS timestamp's
"chunk" is 100 nanosends, or 1/100 of a second, i.e.


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