• Subject: Re: Premenos and the date data type window.
  • From: Peter Coffin <phcoffin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 11:02:02 -0500

Bob writes:

> My question is, where is
> the 1970-2069 window used??  I would like to avoid this design pothole
> in the future BEFORE falling into it!!

That's the current epoch for unix filesystems. Their internal date calculations
are based at midnight, Jan 1, 1970. Dates older than that map to negative
values, so it's real easy to tell which window you're in.

Peter H. Coffin
phcoffin@us.ibm.com
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