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Re: On time64 and Large File Support

From: Sam James
Subject: Re: On time64 and Large File Support
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 05:06:50 +0000

> On 13 Nov 2022, at 05:11, Zack Weinberg <> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 12, 2022, at 4:33 PM, Zack Weinberg wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 12, 2022, at 4:31 PM, Paul Eggert wrote:
>>> Because of the concerns raised in this thread it's become clear that
>>> what's in Autoconf now is too drastic, and I've proposed (though not yet
>>> implemented) a change that will cause AC_SYS_LARGEFILE to continue to
>>> not affect time_t unless there's an affirmative request like
>>> "./configure --enable-year2038".
>> I am tinkering with an implementation of this right now; more in a couple 
>> hours.
> "A couple hours" more like eight, ugh.
> I have not pushed this, and have only tested it lightly on a current Linux.  
> It needs testing on weird old systems, particularly old AIX, HP-UX, MinGW.
> I don't think a 2.72 release tomorrow is realistic anymore.  The soonest 
> after that I will be able to do one is next weekend, but that should give 
> people time to experiment with this.

The approach sounds right from reading NEWS but I haven't looked at the patch 
itself yet (or tried it anywhere). I hope
to find some time this week but all of the interesting systems I have access to 
are still Linux, so not that
interesting for the purposes of testing this.

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