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

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Wed Oct 1 12:18:08 EDT 2014

On Oct 1, 2014, at 10:15 AM, Tony Finch <dot at dotat.at> wrote:

> Steffen Nurpmeso <sdaoden at yandex.com> wrote:
>> I cannot imagine you wouldn't agree that having CLOCK_TAI (and
>> CLOCK_LEAPDRIFT) make things easier.
> For most purposes we need civil time, and a TAI clock doesn't solve the
> problem that civil time is too difficult to get right.

The “just use a different timescale” argument never will have much traction
until the primary timescale is implemented correctly, robustly and universally.
UTC isn’t today.


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