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

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Mon Jan 19 03:46:33 UTC 2015


On 2015-01-18 16:04, William Unruh wrote:

> UTC always has 86400 seconds per year.

ITYM POSIX time always has 86.4ks/day - by that definition POSIX keeps
legal civil time using mean solar seconds, not SI seconds or leap seconds.
Any correspondence between POSIX time, SI seconds, UTC, or TAI, is an
artifact of the implementation.
As with implementations of local legal civil times with DST adjustments,
there can be discontinuities where times are duplicated or missing.
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Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis


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