Leap seconds

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Sun Jan 14 22:13:03 UTC 2018

paul at anastrophe.com said:
> That's ultimately kind of discouraging/sad. Clock discipline is a  crucial
> service - we know that by the very existence and need for  NTPsec! You would
> expect that players - whether big or small - would  come to consensus (is
> that a  pun?) on how best to deal with leapsecs  before just starting to
> smear them wily-nily. Geez. 

There is a long track record of nasty bugs in critical code being discovered 
by leap seconds.

Smearing is a hack.  But it works if you don't need accurate time.

These are my opinions.  I hate spam.

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