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    SubjectRe: time_t size: The year 2038 bug?
    On Thu, Jan 06, 2000 at 05:17:55PM +1030, Glen Turner wrote:
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    > > > ANSI/ISO C defines time_t as a signed arithmetic type, so
    > > > such a change would break correct code.
    > >
    > > Are you positive?
    >
    > I checked and you are right. ANSI C just requires that it
    > be an arithmetic type [7.12.1] (and by other rules in the
    > document, a *standard* arithmetic type).
    >

    Quoting POSIX Programmers Guide, 1st Ed., page 133:

    The type time_t is defined in <time.h>. While it is typically an unsigned
    long, it can be a double or long double.


    Looks as if POSIX and ANSI are (again) at odds...

    Yours,
    Dominik Kubla

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