Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Richard Eibrand (richard at eibrand.net):
>>>>Just read this article http://us.rediff.com/money/2005/may/06linux.htm,>>and was wondering what peoples thoughts are with regards this problem.
>>Some more scare mongering?
>>> Translation: In 2038, your 32-bit Unix box will become a doorstop for
> software reasons.
>> Begs the question of why you would be using a 32-bit Unix box in 2038.
I think, you guys are all neglecting the real point that in the year
suddenly the long long hack won't work anymore and the typedef long long
long long 128_t, hack won't be possible.
and *then* sardonic comments about 32 bit systems and doorstops won't be
funny, when mission critical 32 bit systems start counting from zero !!!!
Thank the gods, the ubiquity of Cobol programmers can be relied on to
fix this problem, the y292471210647billion problem looms large gentlemen !!
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