[time-nuts] Leap Quirks

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sat Jan 3 16:24:24 EST 2009

In message <495FD637.5030105 at erols.com>, Chuck Harris writes:

>Ok, that is news to me.  Are you saying that (pulling a number out of
>the air) time_t = 21120123 could be followed by 21120123 on a year where
>we added a leap second?

Apart from the number, that is exactly what happens: The last
second of the (UTC) day is recycled twice.

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