[time-nuts] Leap seconds and POSIX

Didier 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 <p06240823c582ce020dbf@[192.168.1.212]>, 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.
> 
> Poul-Henning
> 

I take this as being one user's pragmatic opinion, not a statement of
policy.

Not that I would disagree with you if it were.

POSIX is like the government in a democracy: necessary evil.

Didier





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