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Re: Bug#645594: This is not a bug, it's a feature!

Greetings.  I don't like to intervene in this, but ...

Samuel Thibault wrote:
> It seems to me that people usually just look at minutes,
> not seconds, and would thus accept 4:30:59 as "exactly"
> half past four, but not 4:29:01.

I'm sorry, this belief that 4:30:59.999999 is closer to
4:30 than to 4:31, that's not right at all, not at all.
If "exact" means +/- 2 sec, then 4:30:59 would qualify as
"exactly 4:31", and 4:29:01 would qualify as "exactly 4:29".

(IMHO, if by "exact" you mean "to the nearest minute",
then it's more helpful to say "4:30", which helpfully
hints that you are measuring to the nearest minute.)

Regards,  Peter Billam

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 ihm immer gehorcht?"   Siegfried to Mime, from Act 1 Scene 2

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