[ntp:questions] Re: Leap second talks are postponed

John R. Copeland jcopelan at columbus.rr.aol.com
Mon Nov 21 01:19:30 UTC 2005


"Johan Swenker" <no_spam_please at swenker.xs4all.nl> wrote in message news:pan.2005.11.21.00.43.11.321124 at swenker.xs4all.nl...
> 
>> Me too!. With todays computerised economy. Are you sure all financial
>> systems handle transactions during a leap second event correctly. 30
>> years ago this was no problem. A human would not be tricked, but the
>> computer program must take explicit care of all corner cases.
> 
> I am not sure that financial systems will handle transactions during a
> leap second event correctly. But I am sure about a leap hour: most
> financial systems will horrendously break. By the way a leap hour
> greatly differs from a summertime <-> wintertime shift.
> 
> Johan

Have we so soon forgotten the year-2000 brouhaha?
The leap-hour must be sponsored by those who enjoyed the Y2k fun.
I'm glad enough that I'll miss the leap-year screw-ups in the year 2100.




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