Re: [LEAPSECS] A lurker surfaces

From: John Cowan <cowan_at_CCIL.ORG>
Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2006 02:46:17 -0500

M. Warner Losh scripsit:

> Well, if you count the variable radix notation as being 'continuous'
> then maybe you are right. However, you never know when the radix is
> variable, hence the assertion on many people's part that UTC is
> discontinuous.

Indeed, one could say that *every* minute that does not contain
a 61st second represents a discontinuity.

However, it's clear that UTC does not contain the sort of jumps
that LCT does, where a single broken-down time may represent
two different UTC seconds.

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he will express his opinion.  This is 
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Received on Sun Dec 31 2006 - 01:49:25 PST

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