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SubjectRe: Migrating to larger numbers
On Tue, 1 Jun 1999, Ard van Breemen wrote:

[it's okay to be non-Y2.038K on 32bit cpus]
> This is not a valid assumption, and there is 1 good example for that:
> Y2K...
> The idea that 32 bit will be obsolete is probably non-true. We are still
> using 4 and 8 bit microcontrollers. By then a lot of 32 bit
> microcontrollers will be common in regular appliances. Those appliances
> will by then be more complex, and therefore need a base that already has
> no time problems.
> I can see the logica with the amount of users on a 32 bit system, but not
> with the time. 38 years is not that long, and I know that there still will
> be a lot of 32 bit controllers out there (and even 8 and 4 bit...)

Anyone who designs such an embeded device that cares about the time for
anything other then human display should be SHOT anyways..


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