• Subject: Re: Feb 29, 2000
  • From: email@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (James W Kilgore)
  • Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 10:41:28 -0700
  • Organization: Progressive Data Systems, Inc.

Joe,

You're close.  The rule(s) I learned are:
1) divide by 4 = yes
2) divide by 100 = no
3) divide by 400 = yes

So 1600 = yes, 1700 = no, 1800 = no, 1900 = no, 2000 = yes

Joe Teff wrote:
> 
> I thought the leap year rule stated that any year evenly divisible
> by 4 was a leap year unless it was also evenly divisible by 400
> and then it wasn't. That would make 1700, 1800 and 1900 leap
> years, but 2000 wouldn't be. Yet everywhere I look, it shows a
> Feb 29th in 2000 (calendars, PIM software, OS/400 date data
> types, etc). I seem remember a thread on this list a while back
> and it was stated that 2000 wasn't a leap year. Can anyone set
> me straight here.
> 
> Joe Teff
> 
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