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Subject: [Boost-users] Boost.DateTime and leap year/leap seconds
From: Auer, Jens (jens.auer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-07-10 08:10:46


I am considering using Boost.DateTime in one of my projects, and there have been some concerns about handling leap seconds on the customers side. The documentation says that other libraries do not handle leap seconds correctly, but it does not state that Boost.DateTime does. I found only one mail from 2009 on the mailing list asking about leap seconds, but this does not give an answer. Does anybody have some information on this?

The computations I intend to do are actually rather limited. I will be given a year and a number microseconds, and have to compute the day in the year that this describes from the start of the year, together with microseconds and milliseconds in the day. So what I want to implement is a function tuple<days, milliseconds, microsends> convertTime(year, microseconds).

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