Re: [LEAPSECS] Accommodating both camps

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 12:31:26 +0100

In message <>, Michael Deckers writes:

> But is TI really better? Celestial navigation can also be life-critical,
> and solar time is engrained since millenia in so many legal and cultural
> conventions that it is hard to estimate the cost of adopting a civil time
> that no longer follows the Sun. I do not know which camp to join!

If we abandon leapseconds today to avoid getting computer problems,
we still have several hundred years of time to decide how to
deal with any long term effects.

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