Re: Y2k Compliance - Afterstep

Jan Sacharuk (jan@ugrad.cs.ualberta.ca)
Tue, 4 May 1999 13:41:31 -0600 (MDT)


On Tue, 4 May 1999, Ethan wrote:

@>The more serious question of what will happen in 2106 when the typical 
@>32-bit UNIX clock (which is based on Jan 1, 1970) rolls over is, 
@>fortunately, a good long ways away. :)

The UNIX clock will go on Jan 1, 2038, not 2106. Test it yourself. The
system sets a really wacky date.
You'd think that it would be 2106, but it isn't. It seems that the
32-bit clock is only using 31-bits (I thought the time was
unsigned...)
In any case, try it out. Solaris lets me try, but the date is set to
somewhere in the 1940's as I recall, and my Linux box doesn't even let
me try.

So while AS itself is compliant, is ASclock? I'd assume as much as the
OS itself.

JS

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