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Posted Mar 13, 2014 9:58 UTC (Thu) by l0b0 (subscriber, #80670)
Parent article: A false midnight

What does "converting it to minutes" even mean? Three obvious possibilities are

hours * 60 + minutes (integer)
hours * 60 + minutes + seconds / float(60)
hours * 60 + minutes + seconds / float(60) + fractional_seconds / float(60)

The second interpretation would make errors 60 times less likely to occur, and if the fractional seconds are taken into account the probability is very small indeed. The documentation does not mention how the conversion is done.

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