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Old 27th March 2009
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Hmm, I always thought what happened on integer overflow was purely a hardware dependent thing. (which I always hoped rolls over or segfaults on the majority of architectures lol)


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Originally Posted by BSDfan666 View Post
I suspect that when the decision was made to use a signed 32-bit integer for time_t, larger types were either unavailable or inefficient..
I would reckon at the time, 32-bit integers would have been like picking a 64-bit integer today: be happy if you have it available, but don't bet on it to be a chorts.
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