Re: Y2k compliance

Tim Waugh (
Sat, 5 Dec 1998 16:25:39 +0000 (GMT)

On Fri, 4 Dec 1998, Terry L Ridder wrote:

> > Do do you really expect to find programs out there
> > written by programmers informed enough to take
> > into account that years divisible by 100 are not
> > leap years, but *at* *the* *same* *time* don't
> > know that years divisible by 400 are leap years
> > after all?
> >
> > Has anybody ever bumped into this problem in real
> > life? I suspect this "problem" is just the product
> > of the Y2K consultants' imagination.

The VxWorks (embedded) operating system suffered from this for a while --
you could set the date to 29th Feb 2000 alright, but the next day was
March 0th, and next month was April 0th, and so on until the end of the

Someone was being half-clever, I guess...


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