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

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Fri Dec 24 17:05:40 EST 2010

On 24 Dec 2010, at 14:29, Ian Batten <igb at batten.eu.org> wrote:


> UTC is not _legal_ time in the UK, as Clive points out.

De jure perhaps, even though GMT as such no longer exists since funding to maintain it was withdrawn decades ago. Nowadays GMT is for UK civil time purposes a de facto synonym of UTC. The government supports this new definition in many ways: by funding a primary frequency reference which feeds into UTC, the MSF broadcasts, the Greenwich atomic-clock powered NTP servers, the BBC pips.

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