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Date:      Tue, 15 Jul 1997 14:54:23 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Gary Kline <>
To: (Jonathan Chen)
Cc:, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Year 2000 compliancy
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from Jonathan Chen at "Jul 16, 97 09:08:06 am"

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According to Jonathan Chen:
> On Tue, 15 Jul 1997, A. Randle wrote:
	[[ ...  ]]

> End-user software written on them are another story; you have to ask
> the developer(s) involved.

	/*  Hopefully, anyone savvy enough to write for Unix-esque
	    systems, thought of this.   But then, one never knows...

> On the other hand, there may be a problem when the Epoch rollover
> occurs (I think this, occurs somewhere around 2036), if the system
> is still 32 bit based.

	Within 5 years, I'd bet that most of the unix world has gone
	to 64-bits.  At work, we're doing a 64-bit port of BSD, which
	allows time-backwards into the Jurrasic (I believe), and
	forward when humans will probably be extinct.  ---I still 
	think we ought to use a 128-bit timestamp, tho.  Just because.

	Nutshell:  whoever is intelligent enough to use unix probably
		   needn't worry.

	gary kline

  Gary D. Kline          Public service uNix

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