[LEAPSECS] An example

Mark Calabretta mcalabre at atnf.csiro.au
Tue Nov 2 21:14:11 EDT 2010

On Wed 2010/11/03 00:03:16 -0000, "Poul-Henning Kamp" wrote
in a message to: Leap Second Discussion List <leapsecs at leapsecond.com>

>Leap seconds carry no discernible benefit to non-astronomers so

>even if they were trivial to code correctly, they would not be

>worth it.

No discernible benefit? And the future be damned!

But Caesar, leap days carry no discernible benefit to non-

It took 16 centuries for the pope to see the benefit and fix the
calendar, against enormous resistance. It took several centuries
more for administrations across the world to see the benefit and
step into line, leaving time-keeping in chaos in the interim.

Mark Calabretta

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