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Re: [O] org-read-date wrong for dates before 1970 ?

From: Eric S Fraga
Subject: Re: [O] org-read-date wrong for dates before 1970 ?
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2015 10:48:06 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 at 11:18, Martin Kaffanke wrote:


> So there a (german, and english - the last one) formated time is
> translated correct for dates after 1970, but its wrong before that.

This is a known issue: Unix was born in 1969 and time did not exist
before ;-)  It's the equivalent of the big bang.

More seriously, the data structure used to indicate time and date in
Unix is 0 sometime in 1969 and runs out in 2037 (due to 32 bit integer
arithmetic), at least as far as org is concerned.

: Eric S Fraga (0xFFFCF67D), Emacs, Org release_8.3.1-234-g8c85c9

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