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Re: On time64 and Large File Support

From: Zack Weinberg
Subject: Re: On time64 and Large File Support
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2022 09:16:37 -0500
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Sam James <> writes:

>> On 12 Nov 2022, at 02:20, Zack Weinberg via Libc-alpha 
>> <> wrote:
>> I am honestly not sure what to do about this in the long term, but for
>> the proposed “this weekend, just bugfixes” Autoconf 2.72, I do think it
>> makes sense to back out change #2, only — that is, AC_SYS_YEAR2038 will
>> exist, but AC_SYS_LARGEFILE will *not* imply AC_SYS_YEAR2038.  That will
>> limit the impact of AC_SYS_YEAR2038 to packages that have explicitly
>> added it, and should make it safe for Fedora and Gentoo to drop in 2.72
>> in order to unblock C23 testing — am I correct?  It doesn’t resolve the
>> larger issue, but it gives us more time to think about what the
>> resolution ought to be.
>> What do you think?
> This is really I think the best option while allowing us time & space
> to complete the larger discussion.

I am going to go ahead and do this if nobody raises a concrete objection
within the next 24 hours.


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