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Re: [PATCH] time/time.h: CLOCK_EARTH
- From: Paul Eggert <eggert at cs dot ucla dot edu>
- To: Shawn Landden <shawn at churchofgit dot com>, libc-alpha at sourceware dot org
- Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:10:20 -0700
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] time/time.h: CLOCK_EARTH
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- References: <1435810066-106004-1-git-send-email-shawn at churchofgit dot com>
Shawn Landden wrote:
Introduce CLOCK_EARTH, that for now is CLOCK_REALTIME, but may in the future become
UT1 (mean solar time at zero degrees longitute)
No, let's not try to guess what the ITU-R will do, or how POSIX will or won't
accommodate this. Let's wait first for ITU-R to act at the WRC-15 in November.
Possibly they'll do nothing. Even if they do something, they'll give at least
five years' notice before the change takes effect, and we'll likely see leap
seconds during that period anyway. There is certainly no rush to alter glibc
about this topic now.
Expert advice: a leap second â one more time! GPS World 2015-04-30