Evans & Sutherland Y2K scrapyard heads-up

From: John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
Date: Tue Dec 22 10:01:30 1998

At 09:51 PM 12/21/98 -0500, Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner wrote:
> Um, IRIX is a Unix derivative, right? What about IRIX ISN'T Y2K
>compliant? 2038 compliant, I can see, but 2000? Do these companies go out
>fo their way to make stuff non-Y2k compilant?
> -spc (Can't comprehend what would break on a Unix system come 2000 ... )

Sure, raw time() values aren't sensitive to Y2K, but it's always
possible for an app to emit and process the date as two chars.
I've seen code that indexes into the string from ctime(time()) and
yanks the year chars from there. And I think %Y is a valid printf()
formatter now, but I've never seen it in use.

Just to keep it on-thread, I peeked at the picture of the PS-300
on the previously mention web page, and can confirm I only saw the
monitor and digitizing pad, but no main unit. I had second thoughts
about the Sequent S27, though - if it had a dozen or so 386 boards
in it, what sort of RAM might be inside?

- John
Received on Tue Dec 22 1998 - 10:01:30 GMT

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