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

Re: Qt 6 on X32 and HPPA ports: upstream requiring proof of usage

Sam James dixit:

>By the way, someone showed me

This is conflating 32-bit architectures with 32-bit time_t.
There have been 32-bit architectures with 64-bit time_t for
a very long time (I should know as MirBSD/i386 was one of
the first, if not the first in FOSS), and 32-bit Debian
architectures, these we’ll bring forward anyways, are going
to be converted to 64-bit time_t, if they don’t already use
it, like x32.

Incidentally, this has been a porting issue as software is
often not prepared for 64-bit time_t…

But there’s absolutely no reason to kill the others before
2038 either.

“It is inappropriate to require that a time represented as
 seconds since the Epoch precisely represent the number of
 seconds between the referenced time and the Epoch.”
	-- IEEE Std 1003.1b-1993 (POSIX) Section B.2.2.2

Reply to: