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Re: [Scheme-reports] Comments on draft 6

Alex Shinn scripsit:

> However, the proper basis for this is a single monotonic

and linear

> time, which is the intermediary used in most calendrical calculations.
> Furthermore, timestamps are useful by themselves without any notion
> of calendar, so I think we should include this basis in the small
> language.  Since POSIX time is not monotonic,

It is monotonic, at least at 1s resolution, just not linear.

> the only options are based on TAI.

Otherwise I agree.

John Cowan    cowan@x    http://ccil.org/~cowan
Rather than making ill-conceived suggestions for improvement based on
uninformed guesses about established conventions in a field of study with
which familiarity is limited, it is sometimes better to stick to merely
observing the usage and listening to the explanations offered, inserting
only questions as needed to fill in gaps in understanding. --Peter Constable

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