Do 128-bit datestamps actually exist in the codebase?
Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Fri Oct 28 10:02:45 UTC 2016
I'm looking at https://docs.ntpsec.org/latest/warp.html under "NTP
Timescale and Data Formats" It describes a 128-bit "datestamp" format
consisting of an era number, seconds since epoch, and fractional
second, then asserts "The datestamp format is used internally".
I can find no trace of such use in the actual codebase. Have I gone
out of my mind, or did Dave Mills overcomplicate the documentation by
specifying a supposed primary datatype that is *nonexistent*?
/me thinks he might need a tranquilizer or three.
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