[JSR-354] Re: JSR 354 API Update
- From: Werner Keil <werner.keil@...>
- To: jcurrency_mail@...
- Subject: [JSR-354] Re: JSR 354 API Update
- Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 00:23:16 +0200
I recall most methods now take the long primitive (closest to all the
various Date/Time APIs, only JavaFX uses double for timestamps, but given
its Movie making analogy, maybe they thought of movie timecodes or Decimal
time. However the Duration API of JavaFX mentions the usage of the double
data only the same way its loose ThreeTen equivalent (and all other similar
APIs) use a long value.
This actual use of Decimal Time
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_time#Accounting is however noteworthy
especially for billing and accounting[?]
Also MS Office and other files store times in format, too it seems.
However, with UTC timestamps we're on the safe side, regardless of how many
different internal or external APIs a particular app has to deal with.
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