[LEAPSECS] Testing computer leap-second handling

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Fri Jul 13 19:10:53 EDT 2012

Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:

> In message <277995CA-44D0-4B43-8CBA-D8F87FE02B97 at dotat.at>, Tony Finch writes:


> >DST exists because people care more about the time of sunrise than the time of noon.


> Sunset actually, but yes.

The reason I say sunrise is because DST reduces the time variation of
sunrise and increases the variation of sunset. It is a quantized
approximation to counting hours from sunrise. Remember also Ben Franklin's
complaint about Parisians wasting early morning light.

f.anthony.n.finch <dot at dotat.at> http://dotat.at/
Dover, Wight, Portland, Plymouth: West or southwest 5 or 6, veering northwest
4 or 5 later. Moderate. Rain or thundery showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

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