[LEAPSECS] Bloomberg announced its smear
Tom Van Baak
tvb at LeapSecond.com
Sun Sep 25 16:52:29 EDT 2016
> The Microsoft Azure approach of moving the leap second to local midnight has been discussed.
> I suppose you mean at LEAPSECS? If so I've missed that and be interested in the reference.
> I'd be interested in any other discussions of it as well.
There are several dozen posts in the archives starting May of 2105.
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From: Brooks Harris
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Subject: Re: [LEAPSECS] Bloomberg announced its smear
On 2016-09-25 07:58 AM, GERRY ASHTON wrote:
The Microsoft Azure approach of moving the leap second to local midnight has been discussed.
I suppose you mean at LEAPSECS? If so I've missed that and be interested in the reference. I'd be interested in any other discussions of it as well.
I don't know enough about Azure to say if it is acceptable in that context, but as a general approach, I object to midnight. National authorities in the US and Canada have decided the hour shift for daylight saving time should occur in the very early morning, but not at midnight; though I don't know the motivations for this choice, it's a good choice. Many deadlines occur at local midnight, and adherence to those deadlines is more and more often decided by computer timestamps. Thus, any time adjustments should not occur at local midnight. (Of course, this objection applies to places where UTC midnight is local midnight.
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