[LEAPSECS] Coming of age in the solar system

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Sep 6 01:33:27 EDT 2010

In message <20100905223943.GA19793 at ucolick.org>, Steve Allen writes:

>It seems to me that the notion of "atomic days" in time_t which differ

>from civil time is not any more cumbersome than the problems

>encountered by programs which don't take care to note the 23 hour

>civil day and the 25 hour civil day. And of course those strange days

>differ from one country to another, so the full-hour effect on rail

>and flight schedules still has to be handled without triggering crashes.

1. You can avoid this issue entirely and perfectly by running your system
on UTC time, rather than local time.

2. In civilized parts of the world, we know about these days 5+ years
in advance.


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