[LEAPSECS] An example

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Nov 2 14:55:17 EDT 2010

In message <20101102184333.GY21438 at ucolick.org>, Steve Allen writes:

>On Tue 2010-11-02T18:37:11 +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp hath writ:

>The existing international agreement for the meaning

>of "day" is "mean solar day".

You mean "one of the existing..." ?

The astronomical meaning of the word day may indeed be what you say,
but the equally internationally agreed standard for computer operating
systems define a day as 86400 SI seconds.

The question is which one ITU-R adopts.

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