[tz] Question about leap seconds

Patrice Scattolin patrice.scattolin at oracle.com
Thu Sep 12 13:09:17 UTC 2013

That's my recollection also with some countries more adamant about it 
than others. From memory, the decision was contentious and was postponed 
to later (2016?)

The leap second acts like a leap year in correcting the drifts in our 
time measurements.

On 11/09/2013 10:29 PM, Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
> David Patte ??? said:
>> I believe in the astronomy world there is a motion in front of the IAU
>> to drop leap seconds altogether and let UTC drift apart from UT1
> Actually, it's the astronomers who want to keep leap seconds; just about
> everyone else wants rid of them.
> But please can we reserve this debate to the leap seconds mailing list; I
> really don't want to read it twice.


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