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13.5 Avoiding the year 2038 problem

The “year 2038 problem” denotes unpredictable behaviour of programs that will likely occur in the year 2038, for programs that use a 32-bit ‘time_t’ type. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem for details.

The gnulib module ‘year2038’ attempts to avoid this problem, by ensuring that time_t is a 64-bit type.