[LEAPSECS] Lets get REAL about time.

Mark Calabretta mcalabre at atnf.csiro.au
Tue Jan 24 18:51:31 EST 2012

On Tue 2012/01/24 16:23:17 PDT, Warner Losh wrote
in a message to: Leap Second Discussion List <leapsecs at leapsecond.com>

>> In the latter, the second hand would move continuously past 60 to 01

>> second and immediately flick back to 60, thus making it possible to

>> reckon time during a leap second.


>Or it could move from 00 back to 59...


>And the number of choices here is illustrative of the implementation

>details elsewhere :)

TF460-6 specifies that time during a leap second be represented as,
for example, 23:59:60.7, which suggests to me that the second hand
should move past 60 to "61".

Regards, Mark

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