FW: 32-bit 2038 issue
Olson, Arthur David
OLSONA at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Thu Nov 20 22:49:04 UTC 1997
> > changing time_t to an unsigned int would give another 68 years
> But that would break backward compatibility with many applications.
> Few vendors have gone to an unsigned time_t (in fact, I don't know of
> any offhand) and there are good reasons for this.
A possibility would be to interpret the values in time zone files
as unsigned WITHOUT changing the type of time_t.
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