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Message Posted: Wed, 07 Jul 2004 @ 13:15:04 GMT


     
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Subj:   Re: Aiii, INTERVALs!
 
From:   Geoffrey Rommel

  Doesn't it have to do with the fact that 61 second in a timestamp can sometimes be a valid value (used in astronomical corrections etc)?  


  SELECT TIMESTAMP '2004-06-15 23:59:61.000000' seems to be a valid timestamp.  


  Perhaps the database has to be careful about such astronomical corrections.  


Yes, this is for leap seconds. Googling for "leap second" will produce an astronomical (get it?) number of references such as this:

tycho.usno.navy.mil...



     
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