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Re: Recent glibc time_t redefinition?

On Mon, 2003-02-03 at 13:37, Richard Braakman wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 03, 2003 at 12:13:28PM +1000, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> > I'm assuming it was deliberate also, to address the 2038 bug. I've seen 
> > much talk of it back in 2000 in Google, but nothing more recent.
> Hmm, do I understand correctly that we've introduced a 1970 bug in
> order to move the 2038 bug to 2106?

I don't think they have extended the date range; they have just chopped
off the pre-1970 half of the range.  The only apparent reason is an
obsessive desire to conform exactly to the spec.  

> A far better strategy would be to start implementing RFC 2550
> ("Y10K and Beyond") as soon as possible.  Then we'd be permanently
> rid of these problems.

No arguments!

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