Re: [LEAPSECS] Consensus rather than compromise

From: Ed Davies <>
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 09:10:36 +0100

Ed Davies wrote:
> : (running to their own little timezone not being good enough),

M. Warner Losh wrote:

> Might I suggest that digs like this make rational discussions difficult?

I'm sorry you read that as a dig. That was not what I was

All I was trying to say is that if a system is sufficiently isolated
that it can't easily be updated with leapsecond information then it
probably doesn't matter too much if times _within_ that system are
offset from UTC by a second or so. In effect, the uncorrected time
used within the system becomes a sort of local timezone - in the
same way that GPS time which is UTC from some date but ignoring
more recent leap seconds could be thought of as a timezone.

Ed Davies.
Received on Thu Sep 01 2005 - 01:12:44 PDT

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