[Numpy-discussion] datetime64 y2k38 bug

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Sun Sep 18 23:13:19 EDT 2011

On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 9:08 PM, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris at gmail.com
> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 6:32 PM, Benjamin Root <ben.root at ou.edu> 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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