In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Ashley Yakeley
>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.

Ten years later is a heck of a log more acceptable than 7 months later.

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