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Re: 64-bit time_t?
On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 11:30:37AM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>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.
On second thought, I don't think we want to destabilize the release at this
point. I guess this is one for Cygwin 1.9.
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