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bug#19302: 24.4.51; `date-to-time' fails after 2038


From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#19302: 24.4.51; `date-to-time' fails after 2038
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2014 19:31:20 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> So such an Emacs will be broken anyway after 2038, because it will be
> unable to interpret file attributes, use interval timers, etc.

The problem is in parsing dates in the far future.  Web pages, for
instance, popularly use an Expiry: header saying that the page expires
in the year 2100 as a synonym for "never expires".

It would be nice if those headers worked on 32-bit Emacsen, but on the
other hand, there's very little reason to use a 32-bit OS these days, so
it's not really a pressing issue.  And it gets less pressing each year.

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