[tz] The Y2038 problem is 20 years away

Matthew Donadio matt at mxd120.com
Fri Jan 19 14:29:40 UTC 2018

On Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 9:15 AM, Derick Rethans <tz at derickrethans.nl> wrote:

> That's not true. On a 64-bit platform, you should run a 64-bit build
> Windows. The problem on Windows was that its "long" is an int32_t, but
> this all got resolved with PHP 7.0 (out for 2+ years), where it now uses
> an int64_t-like type.

Should you use it?  Yes, absolutely.  But there are still LTS deployments
that have this problem, and some common starter-kit local environments that
are still bundled with 32-bit PHP.  This pops up three or four times a year
for me in the Drupal issue queues.
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