Leaping seconds and looping servers
Posted Jul 8, 2012 0:14 UTC (Sun) by pr1268
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Fascinating indeed, and quite apocalyptic, too:
But Linus Torvalds' observation that "95% of all programmers think they are in the top 5%, and the rest are certain they are above average" [...] When a large fraction of the world economy is run by the creations of lousy programmers, and when embedded systems are increasingly capable of killing people, do we raise the bar and demand that programmers pay attention to pointless details1...?
1 This experience has shown us that how Linux handles leap seconds is not a "pointless" detail.
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