• Subject: RE: Y2K heads up - is this trouble???
  • From: "Stone, Joel" <StoneJ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2000 12:58:27 -0500

Title: RE: Y2K heads up - is this trouble???

Adam - that is my whole point!  It has nothing to do with programmers.

If a clerk is given a date of 01/03/02, he may key 2002 today and 2001 tomorrow, depending on what he was doing a few minutes before or how close he is paying attention, etc!



-----Original Message-----
From: Ray, Adam [mailto:aray@fhp.org]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2000 11:39 AM
To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
Subject: RE: Y2K heads up - is this trouble???


02/Mar/01 is also confusing. Is it March 2, 2001, or is it March 1, 2002?

Different countries have different standard date formats. Even different
companies in the same country use different standards. It is the programmers
responsibility to know what format the date is in and to program
accordingly.


        -----Original Message-----
        From:   Larry Bolhuis [SMTP:lbolhuis@arbsol.com]
        Sent:   Monday, December 04, 2000 11:02 AM
        To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
        Subject:        Re: Y2K heads up - is this trouble???

        My favorite format for at LEAST 10 years has been 02/Mar/01. No
        ambiguity. A pain to enter perhaps, but that's not my job! I think
the
        mm/dd/yy, dd/mm/yy ambiguity will not be a disaster but is
guarenteed to
        create some problems here and there.

         - Larry

        > What is 03/02/01?  March 2nd, 2001?   Or February 1st, 2003???
        >
        > What is 01/02/01?  January 2, 2001?    Or February 1st, 2001???

       
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