In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Ashley Yakeley

>Not necessarily. After seven months, or even after two years, there's
>a better chance that the product is still in active maintenance.
>Better to find that particular bug early, if someone's been so
>foolish as to hard-code a leap-second table. The bug here, by the
>way, is not that one particular leap second table is wrong. It's the
>assumption that any fixed table can ever be correct.

So you think it is appropriate to demand that ever computer with a
clock should suffer biannual software upgrades if it is not connected
to a network where it can get NTP or similar service ?

I know people who will disagree with you:

        Air traffic control
        Train control

and the list goes on.

6 months is simply not an acceptable warning to get, end of story.

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