[LEAPSECS] Vive la différence! (was Re: financial markets)
dot at dotat.at
Mon Apr 27 16:48:55 EDT 2015
GMT is the British national timescale. It hasn't been Greenwich nor Mean Time for decades, so what it is called has nothing to do with its technical details. It has been and will remain synchronised to UTC or whatever international
time standard replaces it.
GMT has never had a stable technical definition for more than a few decades at a time. It even suffered a 12 hour shift when the needs of civil time outweighed astronomical convenience. So there is no likelihood that British time will diverge from other nations, for practical purposes, even if the wording of the law remains the same.
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