Date.prototype.getTime

P T Withington ptw at pobox.com
Wed Jun 28 15:17:17 PDT 2006


On 2006-06-28, at 17:14 EDT, Brendan Eich wrote:

>> From the size of integers and the scale, you can determine the  
>> maximum interval you can measure, use modular arithmetic, and use  
>> Date to compensate if you really need that granularity for a  
>> longer interval (I believe such applications will be rare).
>
> There's a race if you don't have an atomic sample of the coarser  
> and the finer unit clocks.

Right.  Well if you give tick a decent range (make it a double  
instead of an int), I think that issue moot because you don't need to  
measure really long events with that much precision.  If I calculated  
right, that would give you about 50 years to nanosecond precision.

> I thought this was familiar :-).  I will take your proposal, noodle  
> on it, and wiki something to get TG1 buy-in.  Thanks,

Thank you!




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