Year 2000 Solutions Conference

eric schonning hbcsc388 at csun.edu
Thu Jan 4 01:34:43 EST 1996


Emerick Rogul (emerick at csa.bu.edu) wrote:

> :: Existing software which represents Year as a two-digit field,
> :: probably will not correctly handle the Year 2000, when 00 becomes
> :: greater than 99.

> : Actually, 00 "will become" (or IS) *less* than 99 last time I checked. :)

> Yes, it was badly worded.  The problem is that 1999 < 2000, whereas
> 00 < 99.  So, two-digit year representations are going to be in a lot
> of trouble...

That would almost be an interesting prank to play on someone; change the
date on their computer to 2000 and see what programs crash.  most people
never check their computers date so it may go unnoticed for quite a while,
or at least drive them crazy for a while...




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