Subject: Re: airport codes.
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/19/2000 12:49:18
>> >BTW, iirc, there is a good, technical reason to spend at least some
>> >time in 'time zone related' maintenance even if you care nothing for
>> >actual time zone changes: leap seconds.  the list of them comes from
>> >the time zone package too, does it not?
>> ah...leap seconds.
>eh?  I didn't see anything at that URL that seemed particularly
>relevant.  I mean, it'd be great if they actually resolve -- some time
>after 2003 -- to solve the leap seconds problem in a better way... but
>even that doesn't help until after 2003.


>(If you were trying -- quoting the wrong URL -- to say "you can find
>that information on the web," well, then not only did you fail, but
>the point was, that information is necessary to have on-system in
>order to properly present UTC... 8-)

no...i was quoting the right url.  i was just trying to imply that
leap seconds might be done away with.

whatever.  this is becoming a dead horse.

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