[LEAPSECS] Crunching Bulletin B numbers (POSIX time)

Ian Batten igb at batten.eu.org
Mon Feb 21 05:59:51 EST 2011


> It very much is, without a 10-20 year leap-second horizon, there is no way

> we can teach time_t or the time_t successor about leapseconds, and live

> up to the POSIX "isolated system" requirement.

That that's a standards debate: how many systems fit into this isolated category but need a timescale with the properties you describe, versus how many systems are adversely impacted by not understanding leap seconds. My guess is both are very small sets.


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