Glenn, I believe your points are exactly the reason we programmers will
get into trouble if we try to use intuition and logic to suggest YYYY
dates to users.  The screw-ups, special training, and over-ride commands
will eat us alive.  We are fast approaching the start of the Y2K Death
March; we'll do better to get Y2K compliant and then go back and remediate
the production problems that users complain about.  Afterwards.

on 09/15/97 at 01:23 AM, Glenn Ericson <> said:

Even 80/20 logic  could be applied in  many cases from
the screen and  a full 4 digit year in the database for all the related
niceties  that brings. (You  could use screen and report interchangeably
for out put )

An interesting anomalies comes up  when you  talk D_O_B  with the AS/400
system >40 fixed window technique.  Say you are born in 1939, if you let
the system decide it will say what ? 2039 ?


Booth Martin       Contract Programming, Inc.

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