timezone stuff on 64 bit machines

Erik Troan ewt at redhat.com
Wed Oct 18 20:23:10 UTC 1995

On Wed, 18 Oct 1995, Arthur David Olson wrote:

> > Is there a chance of getting a 64 bit fix for the timezone stuff?
> The fix is to use the fact that--at least for now--the calendar operates on
> a grand 2800-year cycle:  any set of 2800 consecutive years contains exactly
> 1,022,679 days.  A bit of modular arithmetic will get us where we want to be.

That's over my head, unless something like (days = days % 2800) will do
the trick...


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