[tz] If leap seconds go away, should TZif leap-second tables expire?

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at Shaw.ca
Wed Nov 29 18:17:11 UTC 2023

On 2023-11-29 10:15, Steve Allen via tz wrote:
> On Tue 2023-11-28T23:31:18-0800 Paul Eggert via tz hath writ:
>> Should TZif leap-second tables have no expiration date if leap seconds are
>> discontinued, as draft -09 suggests?
> That seems best.
> Asserting a specific date like 2100 is inconsistent with the inability
> to predict changes in every other aspect of time zone information.

And the second is expected to be redefined in CODATA 2030 or earlier publication 
using better frequency standards than caesium - possibly strontium.

[Reminds me - CODATA 2022 - should it not be out by now?]

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis              Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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