FreeBSD handles leapsecond correctly

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Mon Jan 2 12:53:46 PST 2006

In message <m3psnagxrb.fsf at>, Matthias Andree writes:

>And tell me one reason why the leap second must be discontinued while
>the leap day (Feb 29th) can be carried on. It's the same story,
>irregular rollover, inserting one particular unit of time.

You are clearly not thinking rationally here.

I know already now that year 2048 will be a leap year, but I still
don't know if there will be a leap second on june 30th 2006.

>> None of them got it right by any strech of the imagination because 
>> it is impossible to get it right and be POSIX compliance.
>Wow, and you claim FreeBSD handles it correctly.

Yes, FreeBSD handles it correctly under the impossible constraints

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