[ntp:questions] Re: GMT: UT1 vs UTC

Terje Mathisen terje.mathisen at hda.hydro.com
Sun Nov 2 15:25:31 UTC 2003

Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:

>>I do worry, the recent firmware bug (one-second glitch) on my Oncore,
>>caused by a missing leap second, makes me quite confident that a
>>negative leap second would indeed be a disaster.
> If only Motorola would offer the raw GPS time (along with the GPS-UTC
> offset) this wouldn't be much of an issue.  I wonder why all the
> clock-chip (and gps) manufacturers insist on handing one Y-M-D H:M:S
> and then making one convert back to a useful number.

OTOH, converting from seconds since epoch to date is the hard one, doing 
Y-M-D H:M:S to seconds is much easier.


- <Terje.Mathisen at hda.hydro.com>
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