64bit time_t patch

Russ Allbery eagle at eyrie.org
Wed Dec 11 21:12:32 UTC 2013


"S.P.Zeidler" <spz at serpens.de> writes:

> I haven't had time to inspect this thoroughly, but have the impression
> that changing from "cast time_t to long" to a 2039 compatible version,
> doing printf(" .. %jd ..", (intmax_t) timeval); would be too disruptive
> for a minor version. Maybe for the next major?

This will definitely break compatibility with a variety of older systems,
as those printf flags are relatively new.  I'm not sure if we care any
more, though.

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