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Re: 2038 bug

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Apr 11, 2003 at 14:50 UTC ( #249899=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: 2038 bug
in thread 2038 bug

Well, in many areas a millisecond is long. It's a nice ping time to perlmonks.org, but I wouldn't like a millisecond main memory access time. For some physicists, even nanoseconds are not precise enough, they require pico-, femto- or even attoseconds. Unfortunally, with 64 bits and attosecond precision, you only have less than 18.5 seconds as your range.

Of course, you could always use XS, or Inline::C and use libtai http://cr.yp.to/libtai.html.

Abigail

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[Corion]: Meh, I found another Amazon "used" scam reseller... If a product sells for "almost new" at half the price, it's a scam, most likely...
[ambrus]: Corion: that's not true. Actually for Christmas and Thanksgiving, a lot of people buy electronics such as cameras as present, then many of them figure out they don't need it,
[ambrus]: and the electronics gets reselled almost new, but it has to be sold at half price because otherwise everyone chooses to buy the new product which has fewer risk of selling damaged products labelled as almost new.
[ambrus]: You can actually get a lot of useful cheap really almost new products that way, with only a little risk of scams.
[ambrus]: That's what some of the "Black Friday" sales are about.
[Corion]: ambrus: Well, usually, these people don't have in their description "mail me at dodgy_reseller # g m a i l | co m" , replace the "#" by "@" :)
[Corion]: Oh, and the "o" in "com" is a zero

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