Re: [NTLK] 2010 Fix Options

From: Tony Kan <>
Date: Tue Feb 17 2009 - 01:11:00 EST


Just looking through all that material: This is a lot of work. You are the



I collected more information on the year 2010 problem, and got around to
clarify what really happens:

As discussed earlier, the root cause is an integer overflow when
converting the seconds based time values into NewtonScript integers. The
NewtonOS itself has no issue, just the interface layer to NewtonScript
shows the overflow.

Besides Avi's Fix2010, there are two more options worth exploring, the
first one is to simply create a proper OS patch for the Fix2010 code, the
second is to change the offsets used by the faulty functions.


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