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Re: six-page binary format draft

> >     time
> >       Time values are needed e.g. for expiration dates and timestamps.
> >       In this proposal, all times are represented as seconds from
> >       January 1, 1970, 00:00 UTC.  The value is represented as uint32.

Is that real seconds (as might be counted by somebody watching a carefully
calibrated pendulum), or seconds counted in a weird way that pretends that
pendulums suddenly jump or stop swinging during leap seconds?

> The ISO date format "yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss" is valid for another 9000 years.

Yes, please use that format.  And if you permit 5, 6, 7... digit years,
then it has no built in obsolescence at all.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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