Re: To synchronize system time witn NTP-server with no winter time shift whole year - how to?
On 2009-03-30 21:47, Paul E Condon wrote:
On 2009-03-30_18:57:33, Ron Johnson wrote:
Whoever decided on an epoch of 1970-01-01 00:00:00 was extraordinarily
shortsighted, though. The OpenVMS epoch gives much more flexibility...
I'm not familiar with the OpenVMS epoch, but I don't believe
flexibility in a definition of a epoch can make it better. Where can I
read a discussion of the value of making a epoch flexible? And what on
earth does it mean to make an epoch flexible?
The VMS epoch is fixed at 17-Nov-1858 00:00:00.0000000.
"Flexible" is probably the wrong word. "More useful" is a better
phrase, since is able to represent, and thus do arithmetic on 110
more years, in 100ns ticks instead of 1s ticks, than the Unix epoch.
Scooty Puff, Sr