25 Time library [time]

25.7 Clocks [time.clock]

25.7.3 Class tai_­clock [time.clock.tai]

25.7.3.1 Overview [time.clock.tai.overview]

namespace std::chrono {
  class tai_clock {
  public:
    using rep                       = a signed arithmetic type;
    using period                    = ratio<unspecified, unspecified>;
    using duration                  = chrono::duration<rep, period>;
    using time_point                = chrono::time_point<tai_clock>;
    static constexpr bool is_steady = unspecified;

    static time_point now();

    template<class Duration>
      static utc_time<common_type_t<Duration, seconds>>
        to_utc(const tai_time<Duration>&) noexcept;
    template<class Duration>
      static tai_time<common_type_t<Duration, seconds>>
        from_utc(const utc_time<Duration>&) noexcept;
  };
}
The clock tai_­clock measures seconds since 1958-01-01 00:00:00 and is offset 10s ahead of UTC at this date.
That is, 1958-01-01 00:00:00 TAI is equivalent to 1957-12-31 23:59:50 UTC.
Leap seconds are not inserted into TAI.
Therefore every time a leap second is inserted into UTC, UTC falls another second behind TAI.
For example by 2000-01-01 there had been 22 leap seconds inserted so 2000-01-01 00:00:00 UTC is equivalent to 2000-01-01 00:00:32 TAI (22s plus the initial 10s offset).
tai_­clock is not a Cpp17TrivialClock unless the implementation can guarantee that tai_­clock::now() does not propagate an exception.
[Note
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noexcept(from_­utc(utc_­clock::now())) is false.
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