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Re^4: Why does localtime() return 1900-$YEAR?

by apl (Monsignor)
on Feb 01, 2011 at 11:11 UTC ( #885462=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Why does localtime() return 1900-$YEAR?
in thread Why does localtime() return $YEAR-1900?

Perl was first released in 1987.
Quite true, but the Unix time structure (which defined the year as an offset from 1900) has been a de facto standard since around 1975.
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