per Austin Group interpretation for issue #686, which cites the
requirements of ISO C, clock() cannot wrap. if the result is not
representable, it must return (clock_t)-1. in addition, the old code
was performing wrapping via signed overflow and thus invoking
since it seems impossible to accurately check for overflow with the
old times()-based fallback code, I have simply dropped the fallback
code for now, thus always returning -1 on ancient systems. if there's
a demand for making it work and somebody comes up with a way, it could
be reinstated, but the clock() function is essentially useless on
32-bit system anyway (it overflows in less than an hour).
it should be noted that I used LONG_MAX rather than ULONG_MAX, despite
32-bit archs using an unsigned type for clock_t. this discrepency with
the glibc/LSB type definitions will be fixed now; since wrapping of
clock_t is no longer supported, there's no use in it being unsigned.