[Datetime-SIG] Calendar vs timespan calculations...

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Sun Aug 2 22:34:11 CEST 2015

On 08/02/2015 01:26 PM, Łukasz Rekucki wrote:

> Most times you need leap seconds, is to ignore them (as Tim described
> in his trading stock example). Adding support to a single programming
> language and fixing it every application, won't make the world better.
> Instead, you can use UTC-SLS or do what Google did.

You mean to shut down the markets around the time of the leap second?  Or risk other systems shut down for hours?

That strikes me as a massive failure of software.


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