On Jan 6, 2007, at 14:43, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
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 ?
Since that's the consequence of hard-coding a leap-second table, that's exactly what I'm not proposing. Instead, they should suffer biannual updates to their leap-second table. Doing this is an engineering problem, but a known one. Under your plan B, however, we'd have plenty of software that just wouldn't get upgraded at all, but would simply fail after ten years. That strikes me as worse.
I know people who will disagree with you:
I don't think you're serious.
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