On Tue, 30 Aug 2005, M. Warner Losh wrote: > > Leap seconds cost actual companies lots of $$$. I know that I've > personally put in about 50 hours to leap second issues since July 1, > and others in my company have put in even more in testing, shipping > equiptment to the simulator facility, writing simulation software for > testing all our products that couldn't be shipped to the simulation > facility, etc. While it is the cost of doing business, implementing > and conforming to this standard is expensive. > > Warner > Part of the previous traffic in this interminable argument is that hard figures are lacking for both the implementation of leap seconds and for their demise.
I would have thought that part of the answer to the difficulty in implementation and testing would be to use an open-source library of tried and tested algorithms. I don't quite understand why software engineers seem to feel the need to write new leap-second handling code every time they invent a new gadget. Peter.