[time-nuts] Leap seconds and POSIX
didier at cox.net
Thu Jan 1 16:12:36 EST 2009
> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com
> [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of Poul-Henning Kamp
> Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2009 2:03 PM
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Leap seconds and POSIX
> In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Joe Gwinn writes:
> >Not that many average users will notice, so long as nothing
> >crashes or hangs.
> If the above statement reflects the POSIX attitude to
> operating system quality and reliability, then I understand,
> for the first time, how POSIX can contain so many mistakes,
> omissions and bad ideas usually terribly executed.
I take this as being one user's pragmatic opinion, not a statement of
Not that I would disagree with you if it were.
POSIX is like the government in a democracy: necessary evil.
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