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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