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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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