Re: Microsoft Timestamp (Active Directory)

What could possibly be less convoluted than keeping time as
a high resolution (in this case, 100ns) integer since some
epoch? It’s actually the perfect way to handle time, and I
thought that (and implemented it) long before I knew MS had done it.

I guess I don’t understand why you would need that level of granularity
since the return value isn’t guaranteed to be 100% accurate (according
to the article I linked to, anyway). Why not just use seconds since

Ok, maybe “convoluted” wasn’t the proper word here. It just struck me
as strange that they would use Jan. 1, 1601 as the base date, and use
nanosecond resolution to boot.



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