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Re: Silly season
>> it would be better, imho, to go to a 64 bit signed time_t, but that >> would be a major flag day. > >"would be"!?!?! :-) okay...will be. when it happens. i wasn't trying to imply that it might not...i'm sure it will. >No, it *WILL* be an important day, but it will happen on a per-system >basis (and perhaps per-protocol basis if indeed there are any network >protocols carrying time_t or similar values). um...like ntp? or the time protocol as per rfc868, a slightly adjusted (by 25567 days...gee has this expired already? :) time_t (well...okay, "a 32 bit binary number") protocol. fwiw - even if you're on a 64 bit system, any time_t you *expose* to the outside world is going to be converted to the 32 bit flavor. so you might be able to continue after 2038, but you'd probably be rather alone in it. and then there's tar, pax, cpio... -- |-----< "CODE WARRIOR" >-----| [email protected] * "ah! i see you have the internet [email protected] (Andrew Brown) that goes *ping*!" [email protected] * "information is power -- share the wealth."