Re: kernel knowledge of localtime (user-level implememntation)

a sun (
Fri, 4 Dec 1998 16:38:56 -0800 (PST)

Feuer said something like ...
I don't understand this. Why not just use UTC everywhere? If worried
about backwards time, can use slow time changes, or perhaps is there
any clock on motherboard that just keeps ticking? Who cares about
local time anyway?

umm, various filesystems (dos/mac-based) deal with everything in local
time. not dealing with them in that way will break cross-platform
behaviour. similarly, assuming that local time is really the same as
shifted-UTC will also fail as you have no idea in what timezone a
particular file was created in.


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