[LEAPSECS] Negative TAI-UTC
ashtongj at comcast.net
Sun Feb 5 11:43:37 EST 2017
> On February 4, 2017 at 4:41 PM "Clive D.W. Feather" <clive at davros.org> wrote:
> Looking only into the future, not historical data, what do people think the
> probability is that TAI-UTC will ever be negative? Should data structures
> be designed to handle this case or not bother?
In addition to any astronomical reasons for adding negative leap seconds, leap seconds could be used to gradually align UTC to some atomic time scale such as TAI or GPS. After 2016, I won't rule out any political event.
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