[ntp:questions] A Suggestion For Abolishing the Leap Second

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Wed Jun 6 07:38:31 UTC 2007


Guy,

Guy Macon <http://www.guymacon.com/> wrote:
> David L. Mills wrote:
> 
>>It is important that the leap be substantially complete by the end of
>>the inserted second, which is done by stopping or almost stopping the
>>clock for one second.
> 
> I don't think that the above is correct.  I believe that the clock
> keeps running and counts off a 61st second.

I'm pretty sure Dave Mills is correct. For an introduction of leap seconds
and how they may be handled you migth have a look at
http://www.meinberg.de/english/info/leap-second.htm#overview

Search for "normalize" at the end of that section.

Martin
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