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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
The Doom-Bringer

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