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Re: Remaining critical bugs (IMHO)

> This is (should be) a configuration issue.  People who aren't involved
> in Sun style networking but are involved in astronomy (for example)

Well, I'd like to hear Susan chime in on this since she's our resident
astronomer, but if this were true, astronomers wouldn't be using *any*
unix systems.

The only OS that I can find evidence has *ever* used "USNO correct
leap seconds" instead of the POSIX behavior is NetBSD -- and they
changed it *back* (several years ago...) because too many things
depended on POSIX behaviour.

One way to deal with this might be to provide the non-posix behavior
as an alternate time zone or set of time zone files, so setting TZ to
EDT-non-posix for example would get this behaviour... without breaking
the current (7.48) behaviour (since on a Unix system, POSIX is a
stronger "right" value than "real world"...)

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