Re: [LEAPSECS] making leap hours workable

From: Markus Kuhn <>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2003 14:08:09 +0100

When I worked on my last proposal, I did also consider the UTH/DUTH
solution that Steven Allan posted. I quickly discarded it, because it
seems inconvenient as long as politicians worldwide can't agree on
common dates of switching between summer and winter time. Any
hour-offset change between TI and local civilian time should best
coincide with the end of summer time, to minimize the number of jumps in
civilian time zones. But as (at present and for the foreseeable future)
summer time (or "daylight savings time", hey we can't even agree on a
common name in English!) ends at different dates, it is not feasible to
change UTH at the same date all over the world.


Markus Kuhn, Computer Lab, Univ of Cambridge, GB | __oo_O..O_oo__
Received on Thu Jul 03 2003 - 06:08:21 PDT

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