[LEAPSECS] programmer frustration with time

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Tue Dec 31 11:03:33 EST 2013

On Dec 31, 2013, at 8:50 AM, Steve Allen wrote:

> Arther David Olson just posted this to the tz mail list

> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5wpm-gesOY


> It is a rant about handling time in computer applications.

> It starts off with time zones, but from 06:43 it is leap seconds,

> and the epilog about Google leap smear starts at 09:15.

> But the last sentence is the one that speaks most to this mail list.

At 2:45 has the best advise anybody has given about time...

This is absolutely brilliant... "This is a tangled mess of spaghetti code that somehow works out.."

The International Astronomical Union figures out leap seconds? I thought it was IERS...


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