[time-nuts] FW: Bulletin C number 30

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Jul 5 02:37:42 EDT 2005

In message < at mjs.alientech.net>, Mike S writes
>Much the same can be said of leap years (or more correctly, days).
>The mechanics are similar Feb 28>Feb 29>Mar 1 is fundamentally no
>different than 23:59:59>23:59:60>00:00:00, it's just adding to the
>appropriate count on an exception basis.

The very very very real difference is that I know centuries ahead
that feb29 3004 will be there, but I didn't know about 20060101-005960
until two days ago.

I can only support Warners notion that you have _no_ idea.

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