[Numpy-discussion] datetime64 y2k38 bug
Charles R Harris
Sun Sep 18 22:13:19 CDT 2011
On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 9:08 PM, Charles R Harris <email@example.com
> On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 6:32 PM, Benjamin Root <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I was working on adding some test cases in numpy for the argmin/max
>> functions with some datetime64s. I found that on my 32-bit machine, it
>> fails to parse a date past the Y2.038k date. I find this odd because the
>> datetime is supposed to be 64-bits, but I guess there is some arch-dependent
>> code somewhere?
> I think that is actually POSIX for the time_t structure. Which is not to
> say it's good ;) Google UNIX Year 2038 problem. ISTR reading recently that
> there is a movement afoot to fix the time_t structure on 32 bit machines for
> Linux. You've got to wonder, what were the POSIX people thinking?
See comments here <http://lwn.net/Articles/457089/>.
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