Re: JFS default behavior
From: Nicolas Mailhot
Date: Sat Feb 14 2004 - 12:44:48 EST
On Sat, Feb 14, 2004 at 03:27:50PM +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
There is no more justification to keep encoding undefined as there is to
keep time zone undefined. Last I've seen we're all pretty happy system
time actually means something on unix (unlike other systems where it can
be anything depending on the location where the initial installation was
"System time" is amount of time elapsed since the epoch. Period. What does
it have to any timezone?
And everyone agrees on the epoch and that's why it works.
(just like sensors output is not just any numerical value but has a
With filenames we have a value but what it means exactly is a matter of
conjecture. That's the problem.
(it wouldn't be if filenames were just magic cookies that never needed
to be interpreted but there's a lot of actors, be it apps or humans that
need to agree on what the byte string)
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