[LEAPSECS] Crunching Bulletin B numbers (POSIX time)
imp at bsdimp.com
Tue Feb 22 17:04:24 EST 2011
On 02/22/2011 09:33, Tony Finch wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Feb 2011, Ian Batten wrote:
>> But the ITU proposal is akin to abolishing leap years and pretending
>> that there is no gregorian correction...
> Not really. It's more like switching from an observational lunisolar
> calendar to an arithmetic calendar.
Right now the function for determining a leap second is effectively:
if (date == june 30 || date == dec 31) && random() < 0.33)
while the leap-year code is:
return (year % 400) == 0 || (year % 4 == 0 && year %100 != 0)
which will last us about a thousand years.
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