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Re: windows

"Orn E. Hansen" <oe.hansen@oehansen.pp.se> writes:

> > "The FILETIME structure is a 64-bit value representing the 
> > number of 100-nanosecond intervals since January 1, 1601. "
>  It's important, to be able to keep time in nanoseconds on a computer... and as
> we all know, 1601 is an important date ;-)

Now why they didn't keep with the VMS standard, which also had a
64-bit time structure (I forget the resolution), with time 0 sometime
in 1858, I'll never know.

(the 1858 date was chosen because that is, in fact, astronomical time
0, so VMS was indeed adhering to a pre-existing standard)

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