YAPC::Europe 2011 in Riga

YAPC::Europe 2011 “Modern Perl”

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why time is difficult

By Zefram from London.pm
Date: Monday, 15 August 2011 15:20
Duration: 20 minutes
Target audience: Intermediate
Tags: theory time

Dates, times, time intervals, clocks, calendars, and related phenomena are major contributors to hassle in programming, and the source of innumerable bugs. This talk will explain why it's such a complicated area, and how best to think about it to avoid getting confused. Leap seconds will be demystified, and then remystified as the truth turns out to be stranger than you imagined. The talk will be very light on code.

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