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[TSVN] Re: Question re repo-browser (*possible* bug)

From: Jens Scheidtmann <Jens.Scheidtmann_at_bayerbbs.com>
Date: 2005-08-15 09:17:58 CEST

SteveKing <steveking@gmx.ch> writes:

> Peter Mounce wrote:
>
>>> Even though that button isn't large enough to handle more than 8
>>> digits, you still can enter such revision numbers and it will work (it
>>> just isn't shown properly).
>>>
>>> And let's do some math:
>>> - assume a commit every 5 minutes
>>> - 8 digits max is 99999999
>>>
>>> 99999999 * 5 minutes = 499999995 minutes = 8333333.25 hours =
>>> 347222.21875 days = 951.29375 years.
>>>
>>> I think we're save ;)
>>
>>
>> But it wouldn't it be ever so much more satisfying to implement a
>> routine that stretches it if the number's too big, _just in case_? ;-)
>
> We talk about this again in a hundred years, ok?
>
> Stefan

At the moment the end of the world (server side) is 2038 - because of a 32 bit
overflow. They also thought they were "save" back in the 70s...

;-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_epoch#32-bit_overflow

Jens

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