[LEAPSECS] any other parties?

Rob Seaman seaman at noao.edu
Mon Jul 9 11:06:04 EDT 2012

On Jul 9, 2012, at 7:11 AM, Warner Losh wrote:

> There's four different Unix implementations of leap seconds


> (1) Repeat the first second of the next day.

> (2) Repeat the last second of leap day.

> (3) Freeze time

> (4) slew it in over many hours.

Just to echo a well traveled talking point here, note that none of these is actually compliant with UTC. Actual UTC compliance would be simpler to implement. UTC is just an overlay on an unending stream of TAI seconds. The reality is there is no leap second.


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