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Recent glibc time_t redefinition?


I must have been hiding under a rock, but I've just discovered (read: been 
bitten) by what would seem to be a glibc redefinition of how epoch times 
are handled. Pre-1970 dates aren't handled by mktime() and friends any 
more. Looks like it happened around September-October last year from a few 
bug reports I've seen around the place.

I'm more interested in reading the rationale behind the breakage than 
anything else. I've been Googling, but can't find much from that 
timeframe. What alerted me to it in the first place was this[1] bug 

Can anyone provide me with mailing list archive URLs from when this change
would have been discussed publically?



[1] http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-bugs/2002-09/msg00146.php

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