Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwa...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, the return type for time() changed from "int" (or was it long?)
> to "time_t" many years back. That said, the actual underlying
> representation has never changed on 32-bit Linux systems. Posix
> requires it to be signed, and on 32-bit Linux systems, it's still
> going to overflow in 2038 -- same as it ever was.
time() did always return a long, in special since it counts only in seconds.
Unfortunately Tru64 from DEC changed that to an int and Linux copied the bug.
FreeBSD was going to make the same mistake, but I warned them and they delayed
their 64bit kernel until they had tested everything well enough.
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