[LEAPSECS] Cheating means more planning, not less
msokolov at ivan.Harhan.ORG
Sun Dec 28 19:17:24 EST 2008
M. Warner Losh <imp at bsdimp.com> wrote:
> I don't think that's a viable thing to do. It would play havoc with
> anything except the most low-precision timing applications.
But civil time *is* a low-precision timing application!
> And if
> you don't solve the problem for high-precision timing applications,
> I'm not sure that it is a viable solution.
Those need to use a diffirent time scale decoupled from civil time,
i.e., TAI, GPS, TT, whatever. There need to be two different seconds,
a civil second and a scientific second. The latter would be better
renamed to essen.
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