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Re: Converting epoch times after 2038

by mattr (Curate)
on Apr 08, 2007 at 00:31 UTC ( #608871=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Converting epoch times after 2038

Hi,

How about trying Time::TAI64. I have not tried it myself but it looks interesting.

The only thing is that TAI does not use leap seconds. However this is not a big problem it would seem, neither for you or for astronomers who might use the attosecond based extension.

Perhaps so long as you set the date of a bond to be NOON every day or any other time but say 00:00:00 midnight, there will be no problem. TAI uses leap second tables (for those known in the past) but even so it would only be probably a few seconds difference over 50 years (see the cr.yp.to link below).

Also check out libtai info at cr.py.to and MJD post in 2000 (met him in Tokyo for YAPC::Asia a few days ago!! Hi MJD!)


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