gmtime is not POSIX compliant due to leap seconds

Garrett Wollman wollman at
Sun May 20 18:02:33 UTC 2018

On May 20, 2018 1:08:13 PM EDT, Eitan Adler <lists at> wrote:
> This means that gmtime ought not to be affected by leap seconds.

If you are getting leap-second adjustments, then you are using a nonstandard build of the data files with that feature enabled. Don't do that if POSIX behavior is what you want.


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