[LEAPSECS] Meeting with Wayne Whyte
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Thu Feb 3 10:15:33 EST 2011
On Thu, 3 Feb 2011, Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
> michael.deckers said:
> > Very interesting, thanks! The "double leap second" resurfaced
> > in the ISO standard for C in 1989.
> However, this (and its adoption by reference into Posix) was due to a
> misunderstanding by the people in WG14 at the time. When I fully understood
> what was going on, I got WG14 to fix the C Standard (and, again by
> reference, Posix) to only allow 61 seconds per minute at most.
I wondered if it dated back further, perhaps to the /usr/group standard.
I don't have my copy of the BSD SCCS repository to hand, but the 4.3-Tahoe
manual (dating from 1987-8 ish) still says seconds go from 0-59.
f.anthony.n.finch <dot at dotat.at> http://dotat.at/
HUMBER THAMES DOVER WIGHT PORTLAND: NORTH BACKING WEST OR NORTHWEST, 5 TO 7,
DECREASING 4 OR 5, OCCASIONALLY 6 LATER IN HUMBER AND THAMES. MODERATE OR
ROUGH. RAIN THEN FAIR. GOOD.
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