[LEAPSECS] POSIX and C (Was: Re: ISO Influence)

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Dec 19 12:32:30 EST 2010

In message <3436C6B7-34E7-425C-BF0A-6328803514E1 at ucolick.org>, Steve Allen writ

>On 2010 Dec 19, at 08:58, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

>> Are you seriously suggesting that DCF77 and WWVB should not

>> transmit the time people expect to see on their clocks ?




>Those clocks already have timezone adjustments, [...]

I will not claim to know what WWVB clocks can, but I have yet to
see a DCF77 clock with a timezone feature.

>2) upgrade (discard & replace) the old versions with newer ones

>that know about not just hour-offsets but leap-second-offsets

>as the equipment cycle permits

Where would they get their leap-second-offset from ?

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