Re: [LEAPSECS] Defining our terms (was Re: [LEAPSECS] Longer leap second notice)

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <>
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 10:16:59 +0100

In message <>, Poul-Henning Kamp writes:
>In message <>, Steve Allen writes:
>>On Sat 2006-01-07T00:32:44 +0100, Poul-Henning Kamp hath writ:

>>At the beginning of 1984 and at the beginning of 2003 the branches of
>>the IERS responsible for UT1 followed new IAU recommendations and
>>changed the rules by which UT1 is calculated. The current version
>>of UT1 has a notably different flavor and long-term purpose than
>>the version of UT1 which was in place when UTC with leap seconds
>>was originally defined by the CCIR.

>But that matter, because ITU-R (successor of CCIR) defined Leap(time)
>in terms of UT1 without specifying how UT1 was arrived at.


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