[Pdx-pm] 2038 patch for perl

Michael G Schwern schwern at pobox.com
Fri Sep 12 15:25:01 PDT 2008

Joshua Hoblitt wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 02:20:44PM -0700, Michael G Schwern wrote:
>> Come to think of it, it's odd that SvIV's upgrade to float not to a 64 bit int
>> first, which can hold more.
> Along that same line, it's odd that integer overflows aren't trapped and that
> we don't automatically upgrade to Math::BigInts. ;)

...or hopefully something much faster.

But yes, I kicked up dust about this a few months ago.  In theory, it's
doable, but adding a new SV type is not easy.

I have a date with some giant cartoon robots and booze.

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