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

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk.invalid
Tue Nov 22 21:15:23 UTC 2005

Danny Mayer wrote:
> David J Taylor wrote:
>> Dave,
>> I suspect we're going round in circles here - I'm not talking about
>> your code but how it has to be implemented on Windows.  I don't know
>> the exact details, but I believe that the present code steps the
>> clock, rather than (as some Microsoft code apparently does), simply
>> set a very large clock slew so that within a second or two, the leap
>> second has been accommodated.  I.e. the clock is running at
>> something like double (or is it half?) speed for a very short time.
>> I'm sure those implementing the Windows port will be on top of it
>> within a couple of weeks (at least I hope so!).
> I'm not. I'm unlikely to implement anything in Windows for this that
> Dave doesn't implement for Unix.
> Danny

OK, Danny.  I'd got the impression from a few weeks ago that someone was 
going to incorporate the clock double/half speed fix.  I was wrong.


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