[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: leap second

Someone wrote:
> This is completely unacceptable. OS time must be predictable.

Run "cal 9 1752" and tell me that.

> Can someone explain to me exactly what POSIX time is?

Posix time includes leap-year-days, but does not include the finer
resolution of leap-seconds. 21 leap-seconds (number 22 is coming up)
have been added since New Years Day 1970 to keep clock time in synch
with astronomical time.

Bruce Perens K6BP   Bruce@Debian.novare.net   510-215-3502
Finger bruce@master.Debian.org for PGP public key.
PGP fingerprint = 88 6A 15 D0 65 D4 A3 A6  1F 89 6A 76 95 24 87 B3 

TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS MAILING LIST: e-mail the word "unsubscribe" to
debian-devel-request@lists.debian.org . 
Trouble?  e-mail to templin@bucknell.edu .

Reply to: