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What I don't really understand is why you could not make time_t an unsigned 4 byte int and thus get another 68 odd years out of it. Leaving aside the problems with C code that expects it to be signed. Why was it unsigned in the first place anyway?

As you say there are a lot of issues to be resolved. My main point was to abstract the time handling so at least that can of worms is all in the same place which will make it easier to deal with - all other things being equal.




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