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Paul Crawford Silver badge

Re: 2038

The simplest 'fix' for 32-bit is to treat the integer as unsigned (but possibly -1 as special error case), that buys you another 68 years. For code that uses dynamic libraries then a fix there ought to fix the program, assuming some coded did not do anything too dumb in re-implementing library time code.

However, it won't do anything for software on embedded systems as you say, or even legacy 32-bit code that was statically linked and you can't recompile.

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