Charles Hixson wrote:
>> I'm looking for a 64bit timestamp definition/standard with suitable 
>> range (at least from year 1900 to 2100) and precision (at least 
>> milliseconds). So far .NET's System.DateTime is the best candidate 
>> (range is year 1 AD to 9999 AD, precision is 0.1 microsecond). 
>> However, conversion to/from UNIX timestamp looks to be 
>> non-straightforward. Is there a Ruby library to do this (or to/from 
>> other suitable timestamp)?
>>
>> I could always invent my own timestamp, but...
> 
> Given that:              1 Year =     365.25    days    365    days/year
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Thanks for the explanation. I should've completed my previous sentence: 
"I could always invent my own timestamp, but... I really don't want to 
:)" There are already too many kinds of timestamps out there (MySQL's, 
Firebird's, Unix's, PostgreSQL's, Win32's, .NET's, etc).

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dave