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

Mike Cook michael.cook at sfr.fr
Mon Jan 12 11:29:40 UTC 2015


>> 
>> Not true. That would violate POSIX. There is no "properly implements",
>> or "right thing".
> 
> Perhaps you're unaware that POSIX isn't the One True Operating System specification.
> 
> "Properly implements" means it follows the well defined, 40 year old normative specification for handling leap seconds, which requires supporting minutes with 59 or 61 seconds. That's something POSIX doesn't properly implement.

Agreed. It is often overlooked that leap seconds were implemented from 1972 and POSIX only  saw the light of day in 1988. So POSIX is just plain wrong here IMHO.

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