Re: [LEAPSECS] Consensus rather than compromise

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk_at_haven.FREEBSD.DK>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 17:38:37 +0200

In message <Pine.GSO.4.58.0508301625590.3392_at_cass18>, Peter Bunclark writes:

>> The POSIX definition makes it impossible to correctly handle leap
>> seconds with any complying implementation of the standard, and
>> therefore applications which needs to be *truly* leapsecond compliant,
>> cannot use the standard libraries.
>So we need just one other, published, open, correctly implemented, and
>tested library and all your problems go away.

No, because all sorts of governments and companies mandate "POSIX
compliance" so you couldn't sell the resulting product.

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Received on Tue Aug 30 2005 - 08:39:32 PDT

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