System.Time.Clock Design Issues

Peter Simons simons at
Thu Feb 3 18:45:58 EST 2005

Benjamin Franksen writes:

 > What about making the leap seconds table (LST) a
 > parameter of the UTC/TAI conversion?

That is definitely a good idea. If I didn't get it wrong,
then any TAI to Calendar Time conversion needs this
information to be accurate:

 * TAI time to convert,
 * TAI time when the above timestamp was created,
 * and the table of leap seconds in TAI.

This is the only way a TAI timestamp into the future can be
converted back to Calender Time accurately -- at all points
in time. Or so I believe.


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