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Re: 64-bit time_t?
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 11:30:37 -0400
- Subject: Re: 64-bit time_t?
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On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 05:26:04AM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
>Is the transition to 1.7 a good time to change the ABI and offer a 64-bit
>time_t type that won't overflow in 2038? Would we have to do the same
>sort of transition magic as was done back in 1.5 for 32-bit vs. 64-bit off_t?
Argh. I was *just* thinking about this yesterday.
I think the answer is yes. We can probably do some header file magic to
allow backwards contemptibility, too.
I hate making a last minute change like this now but it really is the best
time to get this done I think. I'll take a look at how hard it would be to
do this over the weekend.
Thanks for bringing this up, Eric.
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