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Re: UTC, GMT, leap seconds

> Ah, most interesting. But with `date %s' it doesn't work:(

The "timezone" won't effect the number of seconds counted - only how
those are mapped to reality.   *if* you maintain time such that you
keep all of the leap seconds, then you'd want to use the right/*
values.  You don't (noone does, under Unix, as far as I've ever

GPS time makes this even more complex - with an epoch in, umm, 1980?
they have about 10 fewer leap seconds...

> Maybe that should be changed?

It could certainly be clarified to make explicit that the "number of
seconds" doesn't count any :60 seconds as having happened, yes.

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