[LEAPSECS] No leapseconds on trains

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Thu Nov 17 07:08:25 EST 2011

In message <20111117112629.GA1961 at davros.org>, "Clive D.W. Feather" writes:

>Poul-Henning Kamp said:

>> Notation for the TIMEDATE48 type


>> Definition

>> A structured type expressing the absolute time in number

>> of seconds since Universal Co-ordinated Time (UTC), 00:00:00,

>> 1st January 1970 (Unix and ANSI-C format).


>Could you please tell them [...]

I could tell them a whole lot of things with respect to that document,
but it would make absolutely no difference if I did, because trains
worth north of 20B$ have been built according to that spec, and
they are not going to reopen every single security approval just
because of leap seconds.

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