Hi Ed,

Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
What a weird concept...

Why not go the full distance and define a timescale for each
particular kind of time-piece:


and give each of them their own unique way of coping with
leapseconds ?

Ignoring the ridiculous parody - no, it's not a weird concept.
Different timescales are useful for different purposes.  Get
used to it.

The question is, where in the range of possible timescales is
it most useful to put civil time.


I was contemplating an answer along the same lines.  Yours is much


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