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

On Sat, 12 Nov 2011, Samuel Thibault wrote:

flite_time does not want to talk about 4:31, but only 4:30, or 4:35, but
not in between.

Maybe it's just me, but this seems rather pointless. Yes I know analogue clocks usually only have marks for every 5 minutes, but you can see or feel the position of the minute hand between these marks, allowing you to determine for yourself how far from a given time it is.

Applying the vagueries of analogue time to a computer program is just plain silly, when you consider that not only does the computer know what minute it is, it knows the second and probably down to three or more decimal places.

Since in my opinion this program is obviously highly inaccurate (or more correctly non-accurate), arguing about when or whether it should say "exactly" is probably rather academic.


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