[time-nuts] Radio clock fails to leap
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Thu Jan 1 02:10:01 UTC 2009
> I'm not sure if any of the low-cost radio clocks handle
> leap seconds correctly.
> If someone from a RC clock company is on the list, now is a good time
> to explain the reasoning for not handling leap seconds.
If I was building a low cost radio clock, I'd probably ignore leap seconds.
They don't happen very often. The chances of getting it wrong are too high.
The customers won't notice a one second error, especially if it gets fixed
before too long.
> Clearly the analog clocks can't (there is no way to show the 61st
> second with clock hands).
They could stall the hands for a second at 23:59:59. That's what POSIX does.
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