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

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Dec 19 13:38:01 EST 2010

In message <3DE069EB-7182-4E5B-A462-90041CB2681F at ucolick.org>, Steve Allen writ

>On 2010 Dec 19, at 09:32, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

>As it stands, as it is in use by various standards and systems,

>UTC is irreparably broken. Discarding the name "UTC" for the

>technological underpinning of the operational systems and replacing

>it with a new name that describes a well-defined-from-the-start

>replacement is a good step toward motivating innovation.

And, don't forget, a total pipe dream, because nobody is going to
spend that much T&M just to make a couple of astronomers less grumpy.

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