Re: [LEAPSECS] two world clocks

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 16:45:44 +0100

In message <
om>, "Seeds, Glen" writes:

>This was not an oversight. Considerable analysis went into understanding
>how this would work. The bottom line is that it's not a problem for all
>but a very few applications, which have ways to work around it. These
>same applications have timekeeping synchronization costs that are far
>larger than the costs of these workarounds.

One of the better arguments for getting rid of leapseconds is seen
by printing this page:

And then marking all the stuff that would not be necessary and remove
all the support for optionally represented leapseconds.

There is a lot less left afterwards.

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Received on Fri Jan 21 2005 - 07:56:03 PST

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