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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 20:01:22 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> 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".
>
> So we are going now to reinvent all the strftime stuff, complete with
> localized names of months, days, etyc., is that so?

Not at all.  I'm just explaining what the use case it.  My solution
would be to just document this ("Emacs does not support dates further
into the future than 2038 on OS-es with 32-bit time_t") and move on.

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