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Forum OpenACS Development: Re: Win32-OpenACS Version 1.5

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Posted by Vlad Seryakov on
The problem with time in Win32 is with time_t type, it is 64bit integer so as we used to treat time_t as 32bit most of the software especially sprintf-like function will make the server to crash. Try using %T and even that crashes nsd.exe when i compiled using VC++.
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Posted by Maurizio Martignano on
Dear Vlad,
I'm glad you spotted the problem.
Starting from Visual C++ 2005, time_t is defined as a 64 bit integer. In order to go back to time_t defined as 32 bit integer it is enough to use the following define
_USE_32BIT_TIME_T
at compile time.

That's it and that's all.

Hope it helps,
Maurizio

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Posted by Vlad Seryakov on
I know about this macro but the problem still exists with binaries already compiled with time_t as 64bits. Si in any case all time_t references need to be casted to 64 por 32 bits explicitly. So basically all our changes are just explicit casts to 64bits.
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Posted by Maurizio Martignano on
Dear Vlad,
what you say is correct.
But I compiled ALL Aolserver sources with that macro on.
So the problem you mentioned doesn't exist in this case.

Cheers and once again thanks,
Maurizio