On Mar 5, 2007, at 1:34 PM, Tomas Pospisek wrote:
> That means, to be precise, that ruby is "serious admin proof" only  
> and won't
> "correcly" survive some noob that actually dares to use "date -s"  
> on his system
> (or - for that matter - doubleclicks on the clock on the right on  
> the bottom of
> the screen) at the wrong instant...

I don't think my comment was about Ruby but more about superusers.   
Python,
Java, C, C++, and so on are all defenseless against noob's with  
superuser
privileges. :-)

> And no, the effort to fix it is not so big. Here's the patch for  
> the "do it
> right" approach:

Well, I did qualify my statement about needing vendor support for the
appropriate standards...

Gary Wright