• Subject: Re: 9/9/99
  • From: Jim Langston <jlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 03 Sep 1999 08:21:40 -0700
  • Organization: Conex Global Logistics Services, Inc.

On another message group one of the COBOL programmers stated that they
used 9/9/99 as a null date, eof, or such type of date.    which would be 90999
I guess.  They did not use 99/99/99 because that would be an invalid date and
some programs couldn't handle it.

In some shops it is an issue.

You know, I really can't believe this attitude.  Here we are doing the same 
thing

some people have done, dismissing the Y2K issue as an "urban legend", call us
"paranoid", are "not all that concerned" about it, etc...

It is an issue in some shops, luckily not mine though.  And if it's not an issue
in yours,
that's fine too.  But if you do program in COBOL or have COBOL source code you
might want to look at it.

Regards,

Jim :Langston

"Reger, Bill" wrote:

> Since I worked with IBM midrange systems on 7/7/77 and 8/8/88 and never
> noticed a thing, I'm not at all concerned about 9/9/99.
>
> William K. Reger
> Senior Project Manager
> Levitz Furniture Corporation
> Phone:  (561) 994-5114
> E-mail:  breger@levitz.com <mailto:breger@levitz.com>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From:   Terry Richardson [mailto:RichardsonT@ORVIS.com]
> Sent:   Friday, September 03, 1999 8:06 AM
> To:     'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Subject:        RE: 9/9/99
>
> Buck, I would tend to agree.  Unfortunately some of our department
> representatives bought into this urban legend and insisted we test this date
> as part of our functional area tests.  Nothing ever failed, obviously, for
> the reasons you stated.  I hope the paranoid ones out there don't work
> themselves into too much of a frenzy over this date.
> Terry Richardson
> Sr. P/A
> The Orvis Company, Inc.
> 802-362-8663
>
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