IERS ponders reverse leapsecond...

Jay R. Ashworth jra at
Wed Aug 3 16:20:13 UTC 2022

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Beckman" <beckman at>

> On Wed, 3 Aug 2022, Matthew Huff wrote:
>  This shouldn't cause huge issues, as most systems will not freak out and
>  die if the system clocks goes from 23:59:58 to 00:00:00. But things that
>  were supposed to happen at 23:59:59 on that day will never occur.
>  Hopefully the impact is minimal, but it won't be none.

Occurs to me that "the last second of today" is approximately a million times
more likely as a scheduling target than "the next to last second"; they should
drop 23:59:5*8* instead.

-- jra
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