[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: projected life of the ext2 filesystem format



In article <Pine.A32.3.93.980129115217.42428A-100000@seminole.gate.net>,
Scott Ellis <storm@gate.net> wrote:
>Well, since the time function is documented as returning -1 on errors,
>that pretty much rules out time_t being unsigned.
>
>RETURN VALUE
>       On  success,  the value of time in seconds since the Epoch
>       is returned.  On  error,  ((time_t)-1)  is  returned,  and
>       errno is set appropriately.


Note that there's an explicit cast to time_t. It is not nessecarily
true that (time_t)-1 == (int)-1. It could be true that
(time_t)-1 == (unsigned int)-1

Mike.
-- 
 Miquel van Smoorenburg |  The dyslexic, agnostic, insomniac lay in his bed
    miquels@cistron.nl  |  awake all night wondering if there is a doG


--
TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS MAILING LIST: e-mail the word "unsubscribe" to
debian-devel-request@lists.debian.org . 
Trouble?  e-mail to templin@bucknell.edu .


Reply to: