Re: [LEAPSECS] Schreiver AFB warns about leapsec

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 23:31:18 +0100

In message <>, Francois Meyer writes

>I second this too, 23:59:59 is the worst time to
>insert a leap second, since failing to implement it
>leaves you with the wrong day (month and possibly
>year) at the very second it occurs.

That is probably one of the strongest arguments for retaining that
moment of insertion: That way computer bugs are more likely to
be noticed.

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