Portable general timestamp format, not 2038-limited

John W. Kennedy jwkenne at attglobal.net
Mon Jul 2 18:27:37 CEST 2007


Martin Gregorie wrote:
> Roedy Green wrote:
>>
>> To add to the confusion you have GPS, Loran and Julian day also used
>> as scientific times.
>  >
> GPS time is UTC time

No it isn't. GPS has never introduced a leap second, and is still on 
uncorrected UTC-as-of-1980. However, the GPS signal also includes an 
occasional UTC correction figure, so it can be used to obtain UTC.
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John W. Kennedy
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