[ntp:questions] Re: Jonathan Buzzard's radioclkd and FreeBSD
Wolfgang S. Rupprecht
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Mon Nov 10 23:43:19 UTC 2003
Terje Mathisen <terje.mathisen at hda.hydro.com> writes:
> Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:
>> Unix really needs a lightweight UTC_tm to seconds_since_the_epoch
>> routine. Documenting and using it is the best way to get it into the
> I'm afraid that it is missing simply because it was deemed to be too
> trivial to deserve library inclusion. :-(
These people have a much better intuitive grasp of this stuff than I
Would it be a good idea to push for this functionality being
documented in freebsd, linux, netbsd and openbsd. I believe timegm()
is already in all of them.
> The only real problem in that direction is the leap handling, the rest
> is just a couple of multiplications and a month-table lookup.
Thanks. I'll keep that code (and correction) for reference.
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