[time-nuts] Leap second to be introduced at midnight UTC December 31 this year

Gary E. Miller gem at rellim.com
Wed Jul 20 01:21:38 EDT 2016

Yo Tom!

Here we go again.  Leap seconds always cause stress...

On Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:08:48 -0700
"Tom Van Baak" <tvb at LeapSecond.com> wrote:

> In general there's a common belief that a leap second can only occur
> at the end of June or December. This is false. Don't ever hardcode
> this assumption.

NTP Classic thinks otherwise:

gpsd follows the lead of NTP folks.

> IERS is free to schedule a leap second at the end of any month. And
> it may be an insert or a delete. Assume nothing more or less in your
> code. Code and test and document for positive and negative leap
> seconds equally.

Got a reference for that?  I know many people that will insist otherwise.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703
	gem at rellim.com  Tel:+1 541 382 8588
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