Why not units of 2^-32 seconds?
Posted May 23, 2005 16:25 UTC (Mon) by spitzak
In reply to: A new kernel timer API
Parent article: A new kernel timer API
That actually sounds like a useful and natural unit to use, and certainly easier for programmers to remember. It would allow the upper 32 bits to be equal to the Unix clock and allow conversion to a floating-point number of seconds without rounding errors.
Is there some good reason why a power of ten should be used? Is it because of rounding errors from times specified in decimal numbers of seconds?
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