Who's Afraid Of 2038?

Who's Afraid Of 2038?

By Michael Schwern (‎Schwern‎) from PDX.pm
Date: Sunday, October 12, 2008 09:50 AM
Duration: 50 minutes
Target audience: 1
Tags: 2038 localtime perl5 theend

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The end of the Unix epoch is on Jan 19th, 2038. The common Unix date functions cease to work at this point. Perl, and a whole lot of Perl code, use these functions.

I have a solution, and The Perl Foundation has funded it.

What causes the 2038 problem? Why do we care about it in 2008? How will Perl fix it?

Project site: http://y2038.googlecode.com

Attended by: Michael Schwern (‎Schwern‎), Dan Magnuszewski (‎magnachef‎), Kelli Ireland, David Nolan, Tom Peters,

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