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why time is difficult

By Zefram .
Date: Saturday, 12 November 2011 15:00
Duration: 40 minutes
Language: English
Tags: theory time


Dates, times, time intervals, clocks, calendars, and related phenomena are major contributors to hassle in programming, and the source of innumerable bugs. This talk will explain why it's such a complicated area, and how best to think about it to avoid getting confused. Leap seconds will be demystified, and then remystified as the truth turns out to be stranger than you imagined. There will be no code. The first half of the talk was previously presented at YAPC::EU.


Attended by: Jerome Eteve (‎jeteve‎), Dagfinn Ilmari MannsÃ¥ker (‎ilmari‎), Colin Bradford (‎cjbradford‎), Cass Johnston, David Dorward, Nicholas Clark, Stevan Little (‎stevan‎), Dark Knight, Dave Cross (‎davorg‎), Daniel Lukasiak, Luke Harwood, Gavin Hillbrook, James Aitken (‎LoonyPandora‎), Colin Campbell, Neil Bowers (‎NEILB‎), kevin dawson (‎bowtie‎), Anatolie Mazur (‎Mask‎), James Macfarlane, fifi, Dongxu Ma (‎dx‎), Anish Kumar (‎Anish‎), Marco Fontani (‎mfontani‎), Dominic Thoreau, Paul Evans (‎LeoNerd‎), Neil Hemingway (‎neilh‎), lm, Stuart Dodds, Michele Beltrame (‎arthas‎), Steven Humphrey, Christopher Hanna (‎Chad‎), Andrew Roberts, Andy Smith, Jody Belka (‎knewt‎), Darius Jokilehto, Marcus Duyzend, Arthur Schmidt (‎fREW‎), Rafiq Gemmail (‎Raf‎), Ben Tisdall (‎bentis‎), Alex Balhatchet (‎Kaoru‎),