A Long Painful History of Time

This paper is almost all about how we got ourselves into trouble by neglecting to think about time frames longer than a human lifetime, how we got all confused by the difference between time as an orderly concept in science and a mess in the rest of human existence, and how we have missed every opportunity to fix the problems. This paper proposes a fix to the most glaring problems in a programming language that should not have been left without a means to express time for so long.

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