[time] Leap seconds?
Mon Oct 27 17:28:48 UTC 2008
So if leap seconds are arbitraliy added by scientist how does the Linux
date command know when one is added. Since leap seconds are only taken into
account when displaying human readable time, would some system library need
to be updated with that information in it, when a leap second is introduced?
Is that something that's part of the timezone file? Say I've got a perl
script, or PHP script converting unixtime to human readable time, will they
have to be updated after a leap second is introduced? Or does some system
library handle those conversions?
Scott Baker - Canby Telcom
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