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<p>Some notion of "now" also is required for e.g. stuff like <a href="https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/rfc8428#section-4.5.3" rel="nofollow">SenML</a>.</p>
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<p>Note that points in time are always given as a duration since some reference point (epoch). E.g. most humans tend to specify points in time as duration since the birth of guy whose mother was - according to Christian mythology - still a virgin.</p>
<p>The suggestions in 5 makes the reference time point an explicit API argument (rather than an implicit), which I believe would increase awareness that those reference points are actually independent. And if bugs still get in, the <code>assert()</code>s will ease debugging significantly.</p>

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