Re: CLDR: 2 vs. 4 digit years in US?

From: Elliotte Harold (elharo@metalab.unc.edu)
Date: Wed Dec 07 2005 - 10:15:30 CST

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    Philippe Verdy wrote:

    > Almost all the fuss was unjustified, and infact proved to be not a
    > problem, because databases already store years in machine-readable
    > format that includes the complete year, or using a time counter with
    > simple units like seconds.
    >

    Y2K was a self-defeating prophecy. Because of all the fuss, almost
    everyone fixed their bugs beginning in the early 90s. Consequently no
    major disasters occurred. Had there been no prophecies of disaster, then
    disasters most definitely would have occurred. There were a lot of very
    real, very scary bugs found and fixed in the decade before Y2K.

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