Hmmm... at least backwards leap-seconds are fixed. Handling leap- seconds for all time requires net access or frequent software updates, but a single block of 32 comparisons handles everything up to A.D. 2000.

On Aug 16, 2005, at 9:24 AM, Dave Rolsky wrote:

On Mon, 15 Aug 2005, Larry Wall wrote:

But the best part is that if we abandon UTC leap seconds for civil time, we don't have to remember leap seconds going forward, only backward from

So you want to take on the (very irritating, I tell you) burden of leap seconds going _backwards_ but not going forwards?

But that's in contrast to your saying that the epoch would be December 31, 1999 at 23:59:29.0 UTC. Or did I misread your earlier messages?


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