[ntp:questions] Leap second to be introduced in June

Mike S mikes at flatsurface.com
Mon Jan 12 02:44:09 UTC 2015


On 1/11/2015 7:16 PM, William Unruh wrote:
> If that public source is responsible it will pass on to your
> system the fact that there is a leapsecond, and your system will "stop"
> for a second at the last second of June.

A system which properly implements leap seconds will do no such thing. 
It will properly account for a minute with 61 seconds, and will tick 
from 23:59:59 to 23:59:60 then to 00:00:00.

There is no "stopping," or any other discontinuity.


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