[LEAPSECS] How good could civil timekeeping be?

Ashley Yakeley ashley at semantic.org
Wed Feb 13 19:42:10 EST 2008

On Thu, 2008-02-14 at 00:21 +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> What are your comments to my proposal to announce leap seconds

> 10 years in advance ? Could you live with that ?

Surely this would encourage programmers to hard-code leap-second tables,
thus guaranteeing problems after ten years use?

At least now software developers are (more) forced to do the right

Also, how much error can we expect on a ten-year estimate? This is a
quadratic sort of thing, isn't it, what with the angular momentum of the

Ashley Yakeley
Seattle WA

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