[LEAPSECS] tinkering with time ?

Tom Van Baak tvb at LeapSecond.com
Tue Feb 1 01:25:29 EST 2011

> However, it is a very distant horizon.

The issue here is one man's distant horizon is another man's
pending disaster and the list has shown there is no convincing
either side.

One way to think of it though, is in terms of the lifetime of the
technology involved. If your java class is expected to be around
for 100 or 200 years, then perhaps it's worth looking into the
crystal ball of world history and future timekeeping and worry
a bit if you're making the right decision today.

On the other hand, if this is just another language or platform
fad that won't last more than a generation in its current form,
I would instead design something that works well for the users
you have today and leave their grandchildren out of it.


More information about the LEAPSECS mailing list