Steve Allen scripsit: > If there is something not clear in the presentation on > > http://www.ucolick.org/~sla/leapsecs/dutc.html > > I would be obliged to know about it.
It's very clear and useful. But: > At Torino the proponents of omitting leap seconds supposed that the > governments of the world might handle this situation using leap hours > introduced into civil time by occasionally omitting the annual ``spring > forward'' change to jump to summer/daylight time. However there are > serious questions raised by the notion of a leap hour. Given that the > first leap hour would not happen for centuries, it is not clear that any > systems (legal or technological) would build in the necessary complexity > for handling it. Systems already have existing mechanisms for handling large secular changes in LCT. There are many places that adjust their daylight time mechanisms on a yearly basis anyhow. -- Where the wombat has walked, John Cowan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> it will inevitably walk again. http://www.ccil.org/~cowan