[tz] Google public NTP servers to 'smear' leap seconds.

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Mon Dec 5 11:08:30 UTC 2016

Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> That part of the Makefile was not-so-subtly advocating "right" time. That
> advocacy made sense when "right" time was the only automatic way to deal with
> leap seconds. Nowadays other approaches are more popular in practice, so it
> makes sense to tone down the advocacy and to say how "posix" and "right"
> interoperate with these other approaches, which is what the recently-proposed
> changes are trying to do.

I don't think `right` time interoperates with anything :-)

It really ought to come with a huge warning banner telling anyone who
chooses it that they will have a huge pile of 37s offset bugs.

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