An experiment: 64-bit time_t on IA-32 (5.2-RC)

David O'Brien obrien at
Sun Jan 4 20:59:47 PST 2004

On Mon, Dec 22, 2003 at 02:16:30PM -0500, Garance A Drosihn wrote:
> Note that there it is likely we will switch sparc64 to a
> 64-bit time_t before 5.3 is released.  We talked about making
> that change sometime in January, once we would be sure that
> 5.2-release was settled.

On Tue, Dec 23, 2003 at 10:09:53AM +0100, Harti Brandt wrote:
> time_t is a long on Solaris and hence 64bit (when compiling in 64-bit
> mode). Compatibility (with Solaris and Posix) requires time_t to be
> 64-bit > and tv_sec to be a time_t. I hope we will get this right until
> 5.3 goes out. I'm running with a 64-bit time_t for two months now
> without problems.

Before the tree starts to get disruptive and unstable on the push to 5.3;
maybe this is a good time to make the switch to 64-bit time_t for

-- David

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