Re: [LEAPSECS] a system that fails spectacularly

From: Ed Davies <>
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 20:11:35 +0000

Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> ...
> Some of us have been trying to drive this point though for some time:
> 99.99% of all programmers have no idea what a leap-second is.
> ...

The Java Date class documentation does, at least, show reasonable
awareness of leap seconds:

Pity those of us who've been reading this list a little too long
can pick a few minor holes but it's basically reasonable stuff -
much better than ignoring leap seconds.

Ed Davies.
Received on Thu Dec 08 2005 - 12:24:09 PST

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