In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Ashley Yakeley writes: >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. -- Poul-Henning Kamp | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20 [EMAIL PROTECTED] | TCP/IP since RFC 956 FreeBSD committer | BSD since 4.3-tahoe Never attribute to malice what can adequately be explained by incompetence.