Slightly OT: when is the end of the epoch ?
On 12/3/2010 6:38 AM, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
> On 12/3/2010 5:31 AM, william drescher wrote:
>> We have a legacy SCO Unix application that is running on an OLD
>> box with DataFlex. We are rewritting the application using LAMP,
>> but, as usual, it is falling behind schedule.
>> When will the SCO box die because it hits the end of the epoch
>> (when 32 bit timestamps roll over to 0 again ?).
>> July, 2012
> Far from. Sometime in 2038. Called in short the Y2K38 bug, though I
> heard some systems might have fixed that (?) Unknown to me though if
> it's true. I know it's not really worth it with some vendors trying to
> work out 128bit so that we can try to make 64bit more mainstream than it
> is now and push out 32bit systems.
In that case I will not panic quite yet :-)
I expect the hardware will give up the ghost before 2038, as will
If the rewriting is not done by then, It will be my successor's
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