Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Jan 18 03:28:31 EST 2012

In message <719683fad725c87fb7cb156e7eabdb7a.squirrel at mx.pipe.nl>, "Nero Imhard
" writes:

>Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:


>> With respect to national laws, they are N times easier to fix than

>> an international treaty, and therefore much less of a concern.


>Then it was a mistake for those treaties to directly refer to UTC instead

>of indirectly to "the internationally agreed upon reference time".

Which part of "Coordinated" did you not understand in UTC ?

UTC's semantics is "the timescale we agree to coordinate on", its
relationship to the heavens above was merely a convenient matter
of implementation.

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