Re: [LEAPSECS] Software requirements

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk_at_PHK.FREEBSD.DK>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 01:02:27 +0100

In message <>, Ed Davies writes:
>Rob Seaman wrote:

>So I'd say there are really three options being debated:
>1. leap seconds.
>2a. leap hours.
>2b. give lip service to leap hours for now but actually be leap
> free in practice.

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.


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