Commit 28f4aee3 authored by Johannes Schindelin's avatar Johannes Schindelin Committed by Junio C Hamano

use uintmax_t for timestamps

Previously, we used `unsigned long` for timestamps. This was only a good
choice on Linux, where we know implicitly that `unsigned long` is what is
used for `time_t`.

However, we want to use a different data type for timestamps for two

- there is nothing that says that `unsigned long` should be the same data
  type as `time_t`, and indeed, on 64-bit Windows for example, it is not:
  `unsigned long` is 32-bit but `time_t` is 64-bit.

- even on 32-bit Linux, where `unsigned long` (and thereby `time_t`) is
  32-bit, we *want* to be able to encode timestamps in Git that are
  currently absurdly far in the future, *even if* the system library is
  not able to format those timestamps into date strings.

So let's just switch to the maximal integer type available, which should
be at least 64-bit for all practical purposes these days. It certainly
cannot be worse than `unsigned long`, so...
Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin's avatarJohannes Schindelin <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <>
parent 1e65a982
......@@ -319,10 +319,10 @@ extern char *gitdirname(char *);
#define PRIo32 "o"
typedef unsigned long timestamp_t;
#define PRItime "lu"
#define parse_timestamp strtoul
typedef uintmax_t timestamp_t;
#define PRItime PRIuMAX
#define parse_timestamp strtoumax
#ifndef PATH_SEP
#define PATH_SEP ':'
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