Re: [LEAPSECS] The real problem with leap seconds

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <>
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 13:36:39 +0100

In message <>, Ed Davies writes:

>Also, Markus wasn't proposing UTS as a civil timescale but just
>for use within computer systems, etc.

What a weird concept...

Why not go the full distance and define a timescale for each
particular kind of time-piece:

        Wrist Watch time

        Wall clock time

        Grandfather clock time

        Tower clock time

        Television time

        Embedded system time

        Appliance time

        Router time

        PC time

        Windows server time

        Commercial UNIX time

        Free UNIX time

        Main-frame time

and give each of them their own unique way of coping with leapseconds ?

Ohh wait...

That's what it looks like today already isn't it ? :-(

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