[LEAPSECS] Cheating means more planning, not less

Rob Seaman seaman at noao.edu
Sun Dec 28 20:44:12 EST 2008

M. Warner Losh wrote:

> Michael Sokolov writes


> : M. Warner Losh <imp at bsdimp.com> wrote:

> :

> : > I know that nobody is proposing rubber seconds today.

> :

> : Wrong! I am!


> I don't think that's a viable thing to do. It would play havoc with

> anything except the most low-precision timing applications. And if

> you don't solve the problem for high-precision timing applications,

> I'm not sure that it is a viable solution.

I figured I'd grab a chance to agree wholeheartedly with Warner :-)

Just one comment. The requirements for "timing applications" (of
whatever precision) are distinct from the requirements for civil clock


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