Re: [LEAPSECS] what should a time standard encompass?

From: John Cowan <jcowan_at_REUTERSHEALTH.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 13:40:21 -0500 (EST)

Ed Davies scripsit:

> Everything would be a lot simpler and more reliable if all systems
> could work with a single simple "universal" time scale which:
> 1. Has SI length seconds.
> 2. Has minutes of 60 seconds, hours of 3'600 seconds and days of
> 86'400 SI seconds always, not just often enough to lull testers
> into a false sense of security.
> 3. Has a straightforward relationship to civil time (i.e., fixed
> offsets of, usually, multiples of one hour).

Hear, hear. I agree completely (sufficient attention being given to the
"usually" in the last point, of course).

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Content need never borrow / Ambition wanders blind;
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Received on Mon Jan 27 2003 - 10:40:32 PST

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