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.
John W. Kennedy
"The first effect of not believing in God is to believe in anything...."
   -- Emile Cammaerts, "The Laughing Prophet"

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