extending the time range

Guy Harris seismo!sun!guy
Sun Mar 22 23:35:44 UTC 1987

I tend to agree with Chris.  None of the proposals for changing the
type of "time_t" seem to me to stand a chance, given all the old UNIX
software out there that has an incompatible notion of what a "time_t"
is.  Changing "time_t" to something other than an integral type that
holds the number of seconds since January 1, 1970, 00:00 GMT would
break lots of programs - programs written to obey the rules, not just
programs that "cheat" in some way.

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