[Pharo-project] who can have a look at Issue 5913: Remove Squeak epoch

Eliot Miranda eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 23:51:01 EDT 2012


On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 7:15 PM, Sean P. DeNigris <sean at clipperadams.com>wrote:

> Do we all agree that standardizing on the Unix Epoch is the way to go?


No :)


> The
> argument on the squeak list seemed to be:
> - the squeak epoch has a certain beauty to it, being the turn of the
> century
> vs
> - why reinvent the wheel? Everybody already knows what the unix epoch is
> (e.g. you can point them to Wikipedia)
>
> The full discussion is here:
>
> http://forum.world.st/Re-Pharo-project-Epoch-returns-local-offset-td4630581.html#a4630814
>
> The main thing is to make sure that whatever we use is based on UTC and not
> local time.
>
> So - two options
> - PharoOffset := 1 January, 1901 UTC
> - Unix offset
>
> Also, whatever we change it to (and IMHO it really needs to be changed), I
> think existing live objects from previous Pharos (e.g. that are
> materialized
> with fuel) may be invalid (like the recent zip/mcz consequences)
>
> --
> View this message in context:
> http://forum.world.st/who-can-have-a-look-at-Issue-5913-Remove-Squeak-epoch-tp4634003p4634403.html
> Sent from the Pharo Smalltalk mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
>
>


-- 
best,
Eliot
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