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

Daniel R. Tobias dan at tobias.name
Sat Dec 25 17:58:06 EST 2010

On 25 Dec 2010 at 20:03, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> 1. There is no "international civil timekeeping", civil timekeeping

> is a national legislative matter.


> 2. Nobody but the respective legal entities can decide what it should

> be tied to.

So what that means is, even if you get the redefinition of UTC you're
loudly pushing for, the legislatures of the world are free to totally
ignore it and start using something else, sundials maybe, instead.

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