zdump loop problem
eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Tue Nov 25 19:20:51 UTC 2008
Robert Elz <kre at munnari.oz.au> writes:
> Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 07:37:36 -0800
> From: Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu>
> Message-ID: <87hc5vhl4v.fsf at penguin.cs.ucla.edu>
> | It can also happen if time_t is unsigned
> I thought that was not permitted these days?
If all we go by is the standard, even a floating-point time_t is
permitted (though our code won't work with that...).
> I tried that as an experiment in the lead up to 4.2BSD
Yes, it breaks a lot of software and is pretty rare. But I think it's
used in at least some versions of DJGPP, a modern 32-bit platform; see
<http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/doc/incs/sys/djtypes.h>. Maybe DJGPP
plans to still be with us after 2038?
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