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From: Andy Little (andy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-08-29 14:38:39

"Jeff Garland" <jeff_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> Andy Little wrote:
>> "Jeff Garland" <jeff_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>>> I agree on being able to generate new unit types. The 'physics only' view
>>> of
>>> the world isn't very interesting to me.
>> That's quite funny, given that time is a physical quantity.
> Well for physicists it is -- but really it isn't. Leap seconds are decided by
> a committee...timezones are too. One thing I agree with though, if everyone
> would just start using a monotonic time system life would be so much easier
> ;-)

With all due respect, Boost date time doesnt treat time as a physical quantity,
but it is primarily a physical quantity. Time will still exist long after the
committee have all died, though I suppose they might think they could stop that
scenario by voting against. I guess maybe Boost Date Time doesnt put time into
its proper context, because if it did then there would be a *little* more work
required, and not just on input output, but as you say that part isnt very
interesting to you, but its probably pretty trivial to add I guess.

Andy Little

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