[JDEV] Message timestamping and route tracking

Thomas Charron tcharron at ductape.net
Tue Oct 5 11:11:48 CDT 1999

Quoting Jeff <floss at cloud9.net>:

> 	Forgive my foolishness, but couldn't we use something like they
> use on IRC for ping times?  They use the number of seconds from Jan 1,
> 1970 (or something, I am not sure whenthe date is) GMT to calculate dates
> andn times.  This way, we don't have to deal with time zones or anything
> like that.  Granted each instance of Jabber would have to know which time
> zone it was in, or what the current time in Greenwich is, but I think this
> a relativly small problem compared with all of the complication involved
> withi the other methods discussed.

  Overall this is poor form.  Eventually, it fails..  As will nearly all 
machines using a 32bit number to represent time, in 39 years..

Thomas Charron
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