Also from the TZ mailing list (talking about how to represent the start of time):

Also from the TZ mailing list (talking about how to represent the start of time):

 " In the 64-bit realm, we could use the timestamp of the Big Bang, as time stamps before then are physically suspect anyway." and goes on with "A downside of using -436117076640000000 is that we'd need to update that number as we get better estimates of when the Big Bang occurred, but maybe we could consider this to be part of the fun.  After all, if Unix had been developed on a 64-bit machine and had used the Big Bang for the time_t origin, a lot of bugs would have been avoided in the first place...."

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