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Re: encode-time vs decode-time

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: encode-time vs decode-time
Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:46:17 -0700
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Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> The POSIX tradition is to call these timestamps "broken-down time",
> and that is what glibc calls them too. How about if we use that name
> instead? It would help to be more consistent with other GNU code.

"Broken-down time" sounds OK to me, although there may be some
confusion: Some may assume that it's a faulty time or something.

And when we get to the accessor names, it perhaps gets even more
potentially confusing:

(broken-down-seconds time)
(broken-down-zone time)

Hm...  Perhaps not ideal?

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