[LEAPSECS] Coming of age in the solar system

Paul Sheer p at 2038bug.com
Sat Sep 4 07:44:22 EDT 2010


> Of course, it would be cheaper for the software folks to never have to

> worry about it again. That would also make them predictable.


The software industry doesn't know or care about leap seconds.

The whole time issue is universally dealt with using a single
line in all installation manuals:

"We recommend customers install NTP."

The few specialized applications that need to worry about leap
seconds have long since worked around the problem.


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