You can find more information on the speaker's site:
- Abstract: http://y2038.googlecode.com/
- Talk: http://www.slideshare.net/schwern/whos-afraid-of-2038-presentation/
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