[LEAPSECS] Cheating means more planning, not less
M. Warner Losh
imp at bsdimp.com
Sun Dec 28 19:21:08 EST 2008
In message: <0812290017.AA16164 at ivan.Harhan.ORG>
msokolov at ivan.Harhan.ORG (Michael Sokolov) writes:
: M. Warner Losh <imp at bsdimp.com> wrote:
: > I don't think that's a viable thing to do. It would play havoc with
: > anything except the most low-precision timing applications.
: But civil time *is* a low-precision timing application!
Not really. It is used for timing transactions on exchange boards to
the millisecond to ensure proper pricing in fast changing markets...
: > And if
: > you don't solve the problem for high-precision timing applications,
: > I'm not sure that it is a viable solution.
: Those need to use a diffirent time scale decoupled from civil time,
: i.e., TAI, GPS, TT, whatever. There need to be two different seconds,
: a civil second and a scientific second. The latter would be better
: renamed to essen.
Right. Good luck with that one...
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