[ntp:questions] Leap second functional question
david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Mon Feb 18 22:05:58 UTC 2008
> 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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