REMINDER: Leap Second

Mike. the.lists at
Sun Jan 25 15:19:29 UTC 2015

On 1/25/2015 at 9:37 AM Jay Ashworth wrote:

|This June 30th, 235959UTC will be followed immediately by 235960UTC.
|What will /your/ devices do?

I've always wondered why this is such a big issue, and why it's done
as it is.

In UNIX, for instance, time is measured as the number of seconds
since the UNIX epoch.  imo, the counting of the number of seconds
should not be "adjusted", unless there's a time warp of some sort.
The leap second adjustment should be in the display of the time,
i.e., similar to how time zones are handled.


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