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Re: [opensuse] I should have known!
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2007 09:18:38 -0500
  • Message-id: <475BF93E.60202@xxxxxxxxxx>
Anders Johansson wrote:
On Friday 07 December 2007 22:03:40 Aaron Kulkis wrote:

32-bit time will run out sometime in 2038.
This gives us 31 years to convert to 64-bit time.


Actually it's a signed long, which means 2147483647 seconds, or just over 68
years. An unsigned value would be about twice that

But since it's typedef:ed to "long", all we have to do is stop buying 32 bit
machines, the modern 64 bit systems are already safe until well after the sun
explodes in a few billion years' time :)



Hopefully, I'll have a 128 bit system by then. ;-)


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