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SubjectRe: time_t size: The year 2038 bug?
Jesse Pollard <> said:


> yes it is. but the number of bits is not. On a 32 bit system "long long" is
> 64 bits. On a 64bit system it is 128. And if you need more bits that
> that you are out of luck. "long long" is imprecise, I'd prefer a construct
> like "int var: 64". This way I know exactly how many bits are available.
> If I need 128 bits for something (or even 4096) then I can define them. Or
> is there going to be a "long long long long" for 128 bits, and "long long
> long long long long .... long" to reach 4096?

COBOL gives you this (sort of) >:-}

[You could use some multiprecicion library for this, if you _really_ need
it. Something I somehow doubt, at least I'm sure you don't need it bad
enough for all other C users to suffer it]
Horst von Brand
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