[ntp:questions] Leap second to be introduced in June
mikes at flatsurface.com
Fri Jan 23 20:29:31 UTC 2015
On 1/23/2015 2:03 PM, schmidt.rich at gmail.com wrote:
> What shall you program
> about the end of June, 2016, or December, 2020? What will be the
> interval of time between now and then?
Depends. What are you doing which requires 1 second accuracy a year or 5
from now? Does it need to happen at a specific time, or a specific
interval in the future?
Even with all the problems POSIX has with time, cron would still make it
happened at a specific time, except possibly during a very short period
when a leap second actually occurs. And if you need it at a specific
interval in the future, the problem's still not particularly difficult.
Many programs need to handle things which are indeterminate in the future.
Are you really unable to figure out how to do it, or are you trying to
make a problem which doesn't really exist?
Note, that if you need 1 second accuracy a year or 5 out, then unless
you have an atomic clock you will need some external time input to stay
in sync. There's no reason that external time input can't also provide
upcoming leap second info well in advance. Either an Internet connection
or GPS connection will provide that easily.
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