Re: [LEAPSECS] Software requirements

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk_at_PHK.FREEBSD.DK>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 16:35:19 +0100

In message <>, Ed Davies writes:
>I wrote:

>Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> Four really, some of us say:
>> 3. Realize that the Earth is a lousy clock and go entirely atomic.
>> But for all practical purposes the difference between 2b and 3 is
>> not something I (need to) care about.
>Agreed that there's no difference for practical purposes, but
>what differences do you have in mind for impractical purposes?
>Just when the paper work gets done or something more?

I guess the most impractical purpose is that 2b gives the astronomers
a sacred goal to work towards in the long run, whereas 3 is a straight
defeat for them.

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