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SubjectRE: time_t size: The year 2038 bug?
> On Wed, Jan 05, 2000 at 03:32:53PM -0500, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> ...
> > I think that before 38 years is up, none of us will be using 32-bit
> > machines so, even if I was 10 years old, I wouldn't bother 'fixing'
> > 32-bit machines. Even Intel's new stuff is 64 bits.
> Incidentally this is the exact argument that reportedly was used against
> those who warned about the Y2K problen in late seventies/early eighties!

No it is not. The argument used in the late seventies / early eighties was
that nobody would be using the same application code. Most of us are writing
application code now that makes no such date-related assumptions. A
recompile will fix them.

We aren't saying that our code will not be in use after 2038. It may well
be. But it will work by then.


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