[LEAPSECS] Synchronization requirement
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Nov 12 13:58:22 EST 2008
In message <20081112185605.GD13292 at mercury.ccil.org>, John Cowan writes:
>Poul-Henning Kamp scripsit:
>> >They'd never be able to close any auctions :-)
>> They would, it works fine in most real-life auction houses.
>Real-life auction rooms don't routinely have tens of active bidders
>for a particular item. Waiting does not scale.
It sure does, bidding stops automatically when the maximum attainable
price is reached.
Sniper bids is an attempt at buying the object at a price lower than
that, by preventing other bidders from revising their bids, thus
circumventing the purpose of the auction: to establish the highest
mutually agreeable price.
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