[LEAPSECS] An example

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Wed Nov 3 09:00:35 EDT 2010

On 11/03/2010 01:03, Ian Batten wrote:

> On 3 Nov 2010, at 02:57, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:


>> Leap days are predictable with a horizon of hundreds of years, nobody

>> has any reason to be suprised when they happen.

> I seem to recall that there's some debate as to the leap-year status of 4000CE (source: Mark Crispin's c-imap client, I think). If that's true, then leap days are predictable for the next 1989 years. Long enough for even Windows XP to wither away.

The year 4000 will be a leap year if the current rules are followed
(mark crispin's c-imap client not with standing). There was a proposal
to make it not be a leap year so that the average year would go from
being one day in 4000 off to 1 day in 31000, but that's only been a


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