[LEAPSECS] why not put leap seconds into zoneinfo?
magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Tue Nov 3 15:19:35 EST 2009
Steve Allen wrote:
> Is putting leap seconds into zoneinfo really different than what
> Argentina did last month, with something like one week of notice?
> (I love the certainty of that declaration -- "por el momento".
> I'm left wondering just how fickle the decision can be.)
> I'm sure that Daniel Gambis could be persuaded to give more notice
> than that.
It is obvious that there is no "FAQ for lawmakers on implementing new
legal time legislation" detailing things like available options, needed
time-lines etc for implementing new offsets, new rules for daylight
saving time etc.
Having such a thing may sound a bit silly, but it can be a great way to
educate people into how this information is being used and being applied
in various systems.
I am not sure that the zoneinfo is the best place for this info, but a
similar approach is being the leapsecond file, as NTP clients can get
updates from NTP servers, which can be a rate higher than software
upgrade/patching procedures may be for some infrastructures.
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