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

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Wed Jan 14 07:04:27 UTC 2015

Erwan David writes:
> Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org> disait le 01/13/15 que :
> > Martin Burnicki writes:
> >> Terje Mathisen wrote:
> >>> I hate to admit it, but I'm starting to believe Google's approach,
> >>> where they smear the leap second over something like a day, might be
> >>> one of the better workarounds.
> >
> > This won't work for a bunch of folks.  Other folks *hate* this approach
> > because it means that during this 24-hour period the reported time is
> > off by both frequency *and* offset.
> WHat problem withsaying that one minute is between 58 and 62 seconds
> long (up to 2 leap seconds can be added or removed), and having timers
> able to handle 25:59:60 as a valid date ?

Where have you seen that 2 leap seconds can be added or removed?  I've
only ever seen 1.

And if you have support for a timescale that handles 23:59:60 as a valid
time on a day with a leapsecond, that's just fine.
Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org>
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