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    SubjectRe: time_t size: The year 2038 bug Summary:
    On Tue Jan 11, 2000 at 05:51:34AM -0800, John Alvord wrote:
    > On Mon, 10 Jan 2000, David Schwartz wrote:
    >
    > Rather then change the meaning of time_t, why not define an new value of
    > epoch_t which is currently zero. That way software can be converted
    > gradually and old software will continue to work unchanged. The
    > infrastructure will use the epoch_t value to do things the right way.
    > Given the recent Y2K scare, getting a label that says your software is
    > 2038 compliant should be powerful marketting material in 10-15 years.
    >

    I think an "epoch_t" makes a great deal of sense.

    -Erik

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