F-ckin Leap Seconds, how do they work?

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Tue Jul 3 19:27:07 UTC 2012

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Owen DeLong" <owen at delong.com>

> DST is a time-zone specific phenomenon.

Nobody said *anything* about DST; that's a complete red herring to 
discussions of leap seconds.

> Leap seconds are changes to the actual core time. UTC moves with leap
> seconds.


> The system clock needs to be UTC, not UTC ± some offset stuck
> somewhere that keeps some form of running tally of the current leap
> second offset since the epoch.

Nope.  UTC *includes* leap seconds already.  It's UT1 that does not.

Are you suggesting that NTP timekeeping should be based on UT1?

-- jra
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