Re: leap second
> 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.
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