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

mills at udel.edu mills at udel.edu
Wed Jun 6 16:56:01 UTC 2007

Martin, Guy,

See das Book and/or http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/leap.html.


Martin Burnicki wrote:

> 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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