FreeBSD handles leapsecond correctly
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Jan 2 12:53:46 PST 2006
In message <m3psnagxrb.fsf at merlin.emma.line.org>, 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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