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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#19302: 24.4.51; `date-to-time' fails after 2038
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:09:31 +0200

> From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:01:22 +0100
> 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.

I understood, and even agreed.

> 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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