Re: Introduction of long term scheduling

From: Ashley Yakeley <ashley_at_SEMANTIC.ORG>
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2007 13:32:15 -0800

On Jan 6, 2007, at 11:36, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> B. i) Issue leapseconds with at least twenty times longer
> notice.

This plan might not be so good from a software engineering point of
view. Inevitably software authors would hard-code the known table,
and then the software would fail ten years later with the first
unexpected leap second.

At least with the present system, programmers are (more) forced to
face the reality of the unpredictability of the time-scale.

Ashley Yakeley
Received on Sat Jan 06 2007 - 13:34:25 PST

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