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    SubjectRE: time_t size: The year 2038 bug?
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    > 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.

    DS


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