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Re: [ISO8601] Double leap seconds

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  • Pete Forman
    ... No. ... Highly unlikely. Leap seconds are added at the end of June or December. Should more adjustment be needed then March and September will be used.
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 4, 2001
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      Tex Texin writes:
      > a) Have there ever been double leap seconds?

      No.

      > b) Is it possible there will ever be a double leap second added? If so,
      > how would 8601 deal with it?

      Highly unlikely. Leap seconds are added at the end of June or
      December. Should more adjustment be needed then March and September
      will be used. After that the other months.

      > c) Can anyone comment on XPG strftime supporting 61 second/minute and
      > why?

      This has been corrected. The revision of POSIX and Single UNIX
      Specification to be published shortly does now limit %S to [0, 60].
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