[LEAPSECS] Do lawyers care (know) about leap seconds?

Greg Hennessy greg.hennessy at cox.net
Wed Oct 1 08:02:56 EDT 2014

> But the basic point still remains: If you have to sugar coat the actual standard
> with a fake standard to paper-over people’s inability to deal with the actual
> standard, this suggests that you have the wrong actual standard.

I would agree that we have the wrong actual standard. We've had leap
seconds since 1972, but POSIX still mandates we ignore the leap seconds
in places. It would be nice if the standards and the practices match.
Some people want to change the standards, and others want to change
the practices.

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