[JDEV] Timestamp format (summary)
zoomjuice at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 12 23:15:53 CDT 1999
--- Waleed Abdulla <WaleedKA at emirates.net.ae> wrote:
> I summarized all the previous discussions about the format of the timestamp.
> I hope this will help everyone get a better idea.
> Three formats were mentioned (ISO, RFC, and time_t). Below are the
> properties of each of them:
> 1. ISO 8601 = yyyymmddThh:mm:ss
> 2. RFC 822 = DD MMM YYYY hh:mm:ss zone
> 3. time_t (Number of seconds since 1970)
Erm, wait a sec, wasn't there another format being discussed?
4. Hybrid = <julianday>:hh:mm:ss
And there's another obvious one that didn't get discussed:
5. Stardate = <julianday>.<dayfraction>
After thinking about it a couple of days, the one I personally think is the
coolest is stardate. Gene Roddenberry, any comment? ;)
Right now: It's stardate 2451464.6655; No Klingons in this sector.
Another term for this is "exact julian day". This is much more of a standard
than any of the others, I just called it stardate because... why not??
For **lots** more info on this topic:
This issue shouldn't be considered closed yet.
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