[issue2568] Seconds range in time unit
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Mon Apr 7 08:53:13 CEST 2008
New submission from Anton Fedorov <datacompboy at call2ru.com>:
"%S Second as a decimal number [00,61]. (2)
(2) The range really is 0 to 61; this accounts for leap seconds and the
(very rare) double leap seconds."
That is wrong. There NEVER can be two leap seconds in one moment, since UTC
time keep the difference between UTC and UT1 from exceeding ±0.9 s.
Leap seconds occur only at the end of a UTC month, and have only ever been
inserted at the end of June 30 or December 31.
So, 61 is wrong, real seconds range from 0 to 60 inclusive.
components: Library (Lib)
title: Seconds range in time unit
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