[LEAPSECS] Crunching Bulletin B numbers (POSIX time)

Ian Batten igb at batten.eu.org
Mon Feb 21 08:36:44 EST 2011

On 21 Feb 11, at 1332, Tony Finch wrote:

> On Mon, 21 Feb 2011, Ian Batten wrote:


>> There's no reason why you couldn't extend numeric tz offsites to include

>> leapseconds, as in "Mon, 21 Feb 2011 11:17:16 +000021".


> Yes there is: timezone offsets are relative to UTC not TAI.

But...but...that implies that the computers generating and consuming such timestamps can construct valid UTC from a one-second resolution monotonically increasing counter (ie the kernel clock divided by HZ), which implies they understand leap seconds, and isn't that where we all came in?


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