• Subject: Re: A silent Y2K bug
  • From: Glenn Ericson <Glenn-Ericson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2000 09:55:20 -0500

Hank Heath wrote on Thu, 6 Jan 2000
>The obvious answer is that a contract applied a mask of 20xx to all dates,
>figuring that no new dates would back track into the 19xx's. The fix was to
>put a window into the date.
>In a message dated 01/05/2000 11:01:34 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>tomh@simas.com writes:
><< We just want to know about the error, how it was 'fixed' - not about the
> illness, or why the onset date is 12-31-2000 (boy that's weird). >>
Thought we went into code to seek out this type error as a part
of Y2K remediation and again in IV &V code reviews?

I'd be careful of the window standards against the full system

Glenn Ericson,
IBM Certified Specialist
Phoenix Consulting LLC
East Elmhurst, NY USA
Phone 718 898 9805 Fax 718 446 1150
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