Building on Windows from scratch - difftime problem found ( was datediff )

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Jan 27 13:35:33 EST 2014

John Ralls <jralls at> writes:

>> This is the "year 2037" problem, where 32-bit unsigned time rolls over.
>> However there is also a "Year 2106" problem, which is where 32-bit
>> unsigned time rolls over.  I think there *are* some systems where it's
>> unsigned, but still 32 bits.  Or at least there are apps where that is
>> the case.
> It's actually the "2038 problem", as a signed 32-bit time_t overflows
> at 03:14:07 2038-01-19.

2037.. 2038....  (had I done the simple math 9 days ago I would've
gotten the year right -- I didn't remember the exact date.  Shame on me)


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