[LEAPSECS] leap smear

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Mon Sep 19 06:27:56 EDT 2011

Joe Gwinn <joegwinn at comcast.net> wrote:


> Yes. As defined, POSIX time is in effect a form of TAI, differing by a

> constant offset, but this is nowhere stated.

That's because what you say is wrong. The offset between TAI and time_t
steps when there is a leap second just like UTC, but time_t has no way to
represent a leap second.

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