[LEAPSECS] No leapseconds on trains
Paul J. Ste. Marie
paul_j at ste-marie.org
Thu Nov 17 06:30:14 EST 2011
On 11/17/2011 3:20 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp allegedly wrote:
> A structured type expressing the absolute time in number
> of seconds since Universal Co-ordinated Time (UTC), 00:00:00,
> 1st January 1970
This is abundantly clear--and leap-seconds are irrelevant, since they're
a formatting convention. Absolute number of SI seconds since
1970-01-01Z00:00:00 doesn't change with or without leap-seconds.
> (Unix and ANSI-C format).
but if they mean POSIX.1 by that, and not the rather loose original
definition, that's quite explicitly not the number of seconds.
> In other words: No leap-seconds on trains.
Do you believe the sentence or the parentheses?
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