[time-nuts] Y2K again: Tuesday 03:14:07 GMT, January 19, 2038
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Apr 20 15:38:25 EDT 2008
In message <480B9997.3060206 at pacific.net>, Brooke Clarke writes:
>This is the rollover date for "C" language date functions that count the
>seconds since 00:00:00 1 Jan 1970 with a signed 32 bit integer.
>One second after after 03:14:07 GMT, January 19, 2038 is in 1901.
I think you can take it as read that all relevant OS's will have
a 64bit time_t before then.
How many applications there are, which assume sizeof(time_t) == 4 is
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