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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • If we're still reading blogs and using 32-bit computers in 2038, I'm going to be a very grumpy old man.

    -sam

    • Some OSes such as FreeBSD/sparc are already using 64 bit time_t's I believe. I'm not sure how badly this affects the ability of software to be ported to them. Mind you, I thought the whole point of having a specific type time_t was so that you coudl redefine it... C. Dontcha just love it.

      -Dom

      • 32-bit int, just say no.

        My next two Perls are going to be 64 bit ... really. Bjorn in perl.dbi.user [perl.org] reports "A succesfull 64-bit build of Perl-DBI-DBD:Oracle on IBM AIX 5.2"; I'm going to try building 5.8.6 with DBI and DBD::DB2 shortly. And my other other project is on an Alpha, where the only Perl is 64 bit. (I hope there's a Deb for DBD::MySQL for that platform ;-)

        --
        Bill
        # I had a sig when sigs were cool
        use Sig;
    • I turn 65 in 2038. So my plan is that I'll be a consultant for the last few years before I retire, rake in a ton of money, and then when the date hits, call it quits.

      It worked for the COBOL programmers, right?