On Jan 13, 2006, at 4:20 AM, Ed Davies wrote:
There's nothing in this text which would stop the IERS continuing to issue leap seconds as they do now except they'd have to do it five years in advance so would, presumably, have to relax the ±0.9 seconds requirement somewhat.
An excellent point! Although one fails to see the benefit in a standard that doesn't constrain behavior. So one supposes that the IERS could issue a "leap 37:43" - in either direction - immediately after this droll standard takes effect?