Subject: Re: are you testing other y2k?
To: Hank <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/23/1998 23:01:39
Thanks - have added a note about these to the NetBSD y2k page
Neighbours should be one of:
a) Understanding b) Distant c) Deaf
On Fri, 12 Jun 1998, Hank wrote:
> I was just reading http://www.netbsd.org/Misc/y2k.html, and thought I'd
> point out that y2k doen'st involve only the 1999to 2000 rollover. I don't
> think this would be a problem with netBSD, but I think the page should be
> modified to include two other y2k issues:
> september 9th, 1999. someprogramers used 9-9-99 as an unreachable end
> condition, but in fact it is a valid date.
> febuary 29th 2000, the first leap year. (or the last leap year of this
> century if you want to get too technical) which some incorrect algorythms
> do not correctly handle.
> Both of these problems are very real and common in the mainframe
> enviroment I'm most fameriar with. I don't currently have a netbsd system
> to try them on myself, and in any case I'd expect them to effect userland
> programs more then the core of netbsd. Still anyone who is concerned
> about y2k should also be concerned about those two dates.