• Subject: RE: Feb 29, 2000
  • From: Ken Slaugh <ken.slaugh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 10:53:02 -0800

You almost have it right but you're missing the math. 2000 is divisible
by 400 where as 1700, 1800 and 1900 are not.
Hence 2000 is a leap year and 1700, 1800 and 1900 were not.

Ken Slaugh
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Programmer/System Analyst
Certified Network Administrator MSE
Specialist - Client Access/400

Chouinard & Myhre, Inc.
An IBM Premier Business Partner
P.O. Box 636
Cotati, Ca 94931
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Teff [SMTP:jteff19@idt.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 1999 9:25 AM
> To:   Midrange Dot Com
> Subject:      Feb 29, 2000
> 
> 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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