Re: ChangeLog Entry: Saving MUD time

From: George Greer (
Date: 06/20/01

On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, Daniel A. Koepke wrote:

>On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, Zeavon Calatin wrote:
>>   long beginning_of_time = 650336715;
>Part of the point of the change for bpl19 was to get rid of this constant.
>It translates to, BTW, August 10, 1990, which is around the time DikuMUD
>was being developed.  First time up, write out time(0) as the beginning of
>time.  This lets you maintain a starting Mud year/month/day/time in a much
>simpler fashion (rather than tweaking the weird constant) until something
>good comes out of it.

We don't want starting values of Year 0.  Well, I suppose someone might but
I don't think it's all that interesting for most people.

I keep lib/etc/time mode 444 when testing so it doesn't update and make CVS
patch it.

George Greer

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