Re: Y2k Compliance - Afterstep

Doug (doemill@shocking.com)
Tue, 4 May 1999 12:47:01 -0700 (PDT)



Oh god, Im glad it wouldnt happen in 2106, because I would be dead then,
and it would kill me if I wouldnt be alive to see what would happen
god thats a huge load off my shoulders, I think ill go do some charity work
now


On Tue, 4 May 1999, Jan Sacharuk wrote:

> 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.
> 


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