[LEAPSECS] What's the point?

Paul Sheer p at 2038bug.com
Wed Feb 9 13:56:47 EST 2011

On Wed, 2011-02-09 at 09:49 -0700, Warner Losh wrote:

> It is a lot easier to adjust by an hour for local time than it is to

> have a leap second every month, or more often. Thus Tony is right: the

> zoneinfo files adjusting local time via timezone shifts mandated by

> local government would easily outlast leap seconds.


This is a crudely thought-out plan.

One cannot possibly know what will be easier 100's of years from now.

One can desist leap seconds at any time however. Therefore logically, it
is better to do nothing.


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