[tz] leapseconds.awk, LEAP directives and references
bww at acm.org
Tue Apr 4 22:30:45 UTC 2017
On Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 12:02 PM, Chris Woodbury via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:
> I note, in the event of a (highly unlikely) negative leap
> second, the LEAP directive generated is for 23:59:59 which,
> in the case of a negative leap second, doesn't exist. I
> reviewed the C code and, it seems to me, the transaction
> added should actually be for the second before, 23:59:58,
> as the transaction itself causes 23:59:59 to be skippedaltogether. (Kinda
> hard to skip an event if you're in it.)
The "Leap" line references the second that should be removed, so 23:59:59
(stationary) is correct.
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