1833Re: Wow, no posts for a long time
- Sep 18 12:32 PM
> > > [d] A Note to the definition of "duration" says that leap secondsWhich section of which version? I don't see that verbiage.
> > > must be "accounted" for in the length of epoch intervals.
Section 2.1.6 in version :2004 has
NOTE 1 In the case of discontinuites in the time scale, such as a leap
second or the change from winter time to summer time and back, the
computation of the duration requires the subtraction or addition of the
change of duration of the discontinuity.
Although that seems pretty clearly to support your question, I could
still argue that it doesn't, that it's not clear, and that I can twist
it to my own devious ends.
Given 23:55:00 and adding PT10M for most nights will result in
00:05:00, but on a leap-second night we have to consider the
possibility that the result is 00:04:59, yes?
I, for one, don't want that result, so I'll add the "duration of the
discontinuity" of the leap second as required, yielding the value I
_do_ want (00:05:00) even though there may be some who'd argue that
that's wrong. I can certainly see their point, but I'm still going to
do whatever a darn well please, it won't matter in most applications.
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