On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 09:22:27PM +0000, Charles Bailey wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 03:33:59PM -0400, Jeff King wrote:
> > 
> > That being said, is the AIX value actually right? I did not look closely
> > at first, but just assumed that it was vaguely right. But:
> > 
> >   999999999999999999 / (86400 * 365)
> > 
> > is something like 31 billion years in the future, not 160 million.
> > A real date calculation will have a few tweaks (leap years, etc), but
> > that is orders of magnitude off.
> Well, this is embarrassing, while moving this through the corporate
> firewall (aka typing on one machine while looking at another), I
> munged the date. It still doesn't seem right but at least you can now
> see the actual data.

Hmm, so the year you got is actually: 1623969404. That still seems off
to me by a factor 20. I don't know if this is really worth digging into
that much further, but I wonder what you would get for timestamps of:


Do we start generating weird values at some particular size? Or is AIX
gmtime really more clever than I am, and is accounting for wobble of the
Earth or something over the next billion years?

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