Leaping seconds and looping servers
Posted Jul 10, 2012 16:09 UTC (Tue) by rschroev
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... and because the relevant standard guarantees that adding 86400 to a time will always give you the same time on the next day. A *lot* of code depends on this assumption, ...
That assumption is already wrong twice a year in places that observe daylight saving time, by a full hour in most places, which is a lot more than the difference between TAI and UTC. Code that depends on it is already incorrect.
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