Re: [LEAPSECS] What problems do leap seconds *really* create?

From: John Cowan <jcowan_at_REUTERSHEALTH.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 14:49:14 -0500 (EST)

Markus Kuhn scripsit:

> Who really needs to maintain a full list of leap seconds and for what
> application exactly?

Anyone who needs to convert arbitrary timestamps to the corresponding LCT times.

> Who needs to know about a leap second more than half a year in advance
> but has no access to a time signal broadcasting service (the better ones
> of which all carry leap second announcement information today)?

Any isolated system that it isn't practical to upgrade every six months.

"In my last lifetime,                           John Cowan
I believed in reincarnation;          
in this lifetime,                     
I don't."  --Thiagi                   
Received on Wed Jan 29 2003 - 11:49:35 PST

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