[ntp:questions] Leap second functional question

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Mon Feb 18 22:05:58 UTC 2008

Unruh wrote:
> David Woolley <david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid> writes:
>> Dean Weiten wrote:
>>> As an example, let's say that there was a leap second to be added on 
>>> 2008-02-10 at 23:59:59 (hmm, or is that 2008-02-11 at 00:00:00?).  This 

> He is asking how it is added or subtracted. 
> His date of Feb 11 was wrong, but was a trivial part of his question. He
> wants to know HOW the second is added or subtracted. 

The date error is significant because, once one realizes there are only 
two possible days a year, it becomes unimportant when the flags are set 
and cleared.  I have a suspicion that the transmission used not to be 
limited to the date of change, so the code may not restrict their 
forwarding because people were not limiting their implementation to 
those particular days..

The current code basically checks the date and only sets the bits if it 
is one of those two days.

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