[ntp:hackers] smearing the leap second

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Fri Jul 10 22:06:37 UTC 2015

Greg Troxel <gdt at ir.bbn.com> said:
> The thing I don't really get about the leap second debate is that we have
> two timescales with the two properties people want.  TAI is straightforward,
> with no leap seconds, monitic, etc., but not linked to UT1.  UTC has leap
> seconds but tracks UT1.  So if people don't like UTC, they can just use TAI.

No systems support TAI.  There is no API to get time in TAI.

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