[LEAPSECS] Actual versus legal duration makes programming hard

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Mon Jun 1 13:25:37 EDT 2015

On Mon 2015-06-01T13:12:50 -0400, G Ashton hath writ:
> Rules for deciding when to count leap seconds and when to ignore them are
> not fully developed; it's entirely understandable that programmers have
> trouble programming in an environment where there is no universal agreement
> on the rules.

RedHat has just posted a developer blog entry that should help
syadmins make better choices


but they do still have to make choices.

We need a resolution of the issue so that the out-of-the-box defaults
can just work without any choices.

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