2013/3/15 vipulnsward (Vipul Amler) <vipulnsward / gmail.com>:

> A lot of scenarios and applications require the use of Time.now.to_i which is used as current_timestamp in systems.

I don't recommend the value to send to another host or somewhere which the
way to interpret the value is not known.

If your host don't consider leap seconds but another host consider leap second,
The interpretation of the value (year, month, day, hour, minute, second) will
be different.
-- 
Tanaka Akira