• Subject: Re: IBM - Practice What You Preach !
  • From: "Peter Dow" <pcdow@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 18:18:10 -0700

My friend Robbin pointed out that:

1/1/40 happens to be the date which represents "no date" in an IBM standard
windowed date.  Windowed dates range from 1/1/1940 thru 12/31/2039.


----- Original Message -----
From: <James_Turnbull@kaz.com.au>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 1999 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: IBM - Practice What You Preach !


> This is likely to be a programming error not a Y2K problem.  I know, for
> example, that IMAS/400 (a warehousing / distribution program) uses
01/01/40 as
> it's default date when a date isn't entered by a user.  I believe other
programs
> use similar conventions.
>
> James Turnbull
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> "Ronald Sposito" <raspo@slomins.com> on 13/10/99 02:10:36
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> Please respond to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
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> I just received a QuickShip delivery from IBM,and on the Order Summary the
> Print date said 10/08/99, but the Order date said    01/01/40  !!!!!!
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