[LEAPSECS] one second tolerance

Mark Calabretta mcalabre at atnf.csiro.au
Wed Feb 9 19:01:19 EST 2011

On Wed 2011/02/09 08:40:42 -0000, "Clive D.W. Feather" wrote
in a message to: Leap Second Discussion List <leapsecs at leapsecond.com>

>> Not if the timestamps are properly labelled with the timezone,

>> preferably specified as an offset, which distinguishes between

>> DST and non-DST.


><falls about laughing>

I'm at a loss as to what you find so amusing in the above. The
idea that timestamps would be labelled with the timezone? Or
that the timezone would be expressed as an offset?

If it's such a far-fetched notion (your mailer seems to be able
to do it), the idea of leaping timezones rather than seconds
would seem to be asking for trouble so far as interpreting
historical timestamps is concerned.

Mark Calabretta

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