[LEAPSECS] Crunching Bulletin B numbers (POSIX time)

Paul Sheer p at 2038bug.com
Sat Feb 19 16:30:15 EST 2011

On Sat, 2011-02-19 at 11:08 -0500, Joe Gwinn wrote:

> At 3:59 PM +0000 2/19/11, Ian Batten wrote:

> >On 19 Feb 2011, at 15:41, Gerard Ashton wrote:

> >

> >> On 2/19/2011 10:24 AM, Joe Gwinn wrote, in part:

> >>> I have not been following the proposal in detail, but a key issue

> >>>to the POSIX community is that their timescale must be

> >>>implementable in a totally isolated machine, one having no GPS or

> >>>internet access.

> >>>


this is why leap seconds announced ten years in advanced
are important: they allow for a stand-alone machine, albeit
one that only needs to have it's software upgraded once in
ten years.

> >>> There are other requirements as well. This was discussed at

> >>>length on the Time Nuts reflector, until Tom kicked the thread

> >>>over to Leap Secs.


> This was beaten to death on the Time Nuts reflector in the thread

> "Leap seconds and POSIX" around January 2009.


what was the summary?


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