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bug#26632: TAI<->UTC conversion botches 1961 to 1971

From: John Cowan
Subject: bug#26632: TAI<->UTC conversion botches 1961 to 1971
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2018 14:11:42 -0400

On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 1:58 AM Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> wrote:

> This has to be examined somewhat indirectly, because SRFI-19 doesn't offer
> any way to display a TAI time in its conventional form as a date-like
> structure, nor to input a TAI time from such a structure.

I think that is as it should be.  TAI time is a count of SI seconds from a particular instant in time.  It is not divided up into minutes, hours, days, months, years, etc. I realize that this is often done, but I believe it to be not actually meaningful.  These terms apply to dynamical time and also in a slightly different way to UTC, but they have little meaning for TAI.

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