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SubjectRe: time_t size: The year 2038 bug Summary:
> BTW. What is the _exact_ datetime when Unix's freak ?

I'm not sure about "freak", but:

#include <time.h>
#include <stdio.h>
int main() {
time_t t = (time_t) 0x7fffffff;
puts(ctime(&t));
return 0;
}
gives me Mon Jan 18 22:14:07 2038. I guess I was a little surprised
to find that negative time_t's do map to pre-epoch values. just
turning time_t unsigned would give us 2106. personally, I'd like to
see a higher-resolution time function, something like 64b of ns
since the epoch. and this time, let's make the epoch Linus's b-day ;)

regards, mark hahn.


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