[time-nuts] FW: Bulletin C number 30

Magnus Danielson cfmd at bredband.net
Mon Jul 4 14:40:26 EDT 2005

From: "Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk at phk.freebsd.dk>
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] FW: Bulletin C number 30 
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2005 20:19:28 +0200
Message-ID: <31000.1120501168 at phk.freebsd.dk>

Hej Poul-Henning,

> >> It also means that the attempt to prevent leapseconds before they
> >> do more damage failed...
> >
> >Would the alternative be much better?
> Lets not restart that discussion :-)

I kindly asked for your opinion. I know there have been debates on this, but I
haven't followed them and whatever solutions I have seen all have downsides
that I don't think is an improvement. In the end, I think this might be a
bicycle-stand discussion in which there is no real right answer, we just need
to select one of them and stick with it for better or worse.

I think there is a bigger problem that people have not got used to UTC
coordination of system events than the problem of leap-second insertion.
When I come to think of it, people can't even write dates in a fashion that
you know what they mean (not saying that there is only one format, but when
they get mixed...).


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