• Subject: Re: AS400 Date Window For *MDY
  • From: "Brad Felber" <poprpg@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 12:32:54 -0500

I'll be 70 by January 1, 2040.  I should be retired by then, and if I am,
maybe I can pick up some extra moneyfixing this,  so I'm not gonna worry
about it. :)

Brad Felber
CSE, Inc.
(262)786-8400 ext 3069

> A short while ago, there was a thread that briefly discussed the date
> used by IBM for the *MDY format. It was generally acknowledged that this
> a fixed window ranging from 01/01/40 to 12/31/39, and that this window
> not be changed to represent the year 2040 and beyond. This theory is
> supported by the behaviour of the date support routines in RPG. If you
> attempt to move a date such as 01/01/2040 into a *MDY formatted date
> variable, the program will encounter a date overflow condition.

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