On Jan 6, 2007, at 11:36, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
B. i) Issue leapseconds with at least twenty times longer notice.
This plan might not be so good from a software engineering point of view. Inevitably software authors would hard-code the known table, and then the software would fail ten years later with the first unexpected leap second. At least with the present system, programmers are (more) forced to face the reality of the unpredictability of the time-scale. -- Ashley Yakeley