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authorJohannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de>2017-04-26 19:29:31 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2017-04-27 04:07:39 (GMT)
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timestamp_t: a new data type for timestamps
Git's source code assumes that unsigned long is at least as precise as time_t. Which is incorrect, and causes a lot of problems, in particular where unsigned long is only 32-bit (notably on Windows, even in 64-bit versions). So let's just use a more appropriate data type instead. In preparation for this, we introduce the new `timestamp_t` data type. By necessity, this is a very, very large patch, as it has to replace all timestamps' data type in one go. As we will use a data type that is not necessarily identical to `time_t`, we need to be very careful to use `time_t` whenever we interact with the system functions, and `timestamp_t` everywhere else. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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@@ -183,13 +183,13 @@ There are some macros to easily define options:
scale the provided value by 1024, 1024^2 or 1024^3 respectively.
The scaled value is put into `unsigned_long_var`.
-`OPT_DATE(short, long, &int_var, description)`::
+`OPT_DATE(short, long, &timestamp_t_var, description)`::
Introduce an option with date argument, see `approxidate()`.
- The timestamp is put into `int_var`.
+ The timestamp is put into `timestamp_t_var`.
-`OPT_EXPIRY_DATE(short, long, &int_var, description)`::
+`OPT_EXPIRY_DATE(short, long, &timestamp_t_var, description)`::
Introduce an option with expiry date argument, see `parse_expiry_date()`.
- The timestamp is put into `int_var`.
+ The timestamp is put into `timestamp_t_var`.
`OPT_CALLBACK(short, long, &var, arg_str, description, func_ptr)`::
Introduce an option with argument.