Re: [LEAPSECS] decision tree for civil time

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 22:48:07 +0200

In message <>, Rob Seaman writes:

>> 3) maximize scheduling horizon.
>That's one of the issues with leap hours - it's easy to maximize a
>schedule, simply never do something. I believe this is really a
>question of imposing a fixed schedule that happens to be of long
>duration. Perhaps I misunderstood your point.

This is the main objection to leapseconds as they are now: we get
too short notice.

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