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Re: 2038 bug

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Apr 11, 2003 at 09:00 UTC ( #249835=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: 2038 bug
in thread 2038 bug

There are plenty of reasons you might want to do a date calculation that went beyond 2038, for example printing a table of predicted values by year for a retirement investment policy, or calculating a mortgage amortisation table, or working out what day of the week to schedule your retirement party.
Sure, but those are dates. One doesn't calculate a mortgage amortisation table with a precision of a second, nor are parties planned to start at a specific second.

Abigail


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Re: Re: 2038 bug
by grantm (Parson) on Apr 11, 2003 at 10:36 UTC
    Sure, but those are dates.

    Agreed. But Perl doesn't provide standard tools for dealing with dates, only date/times.

Re: Re: 2038 bug
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Apr 14, 2003 at 12:33 UTC
    One doesn't calculate a mortgage amortisation table with a precision of a second, nor are parties planned to start at a specific second.

    You've never met my German ex-fiance, have you?

    --
    tbone1
    Ain't enough 'O's in 'stoopid' to describe that guy.
    - Dave "the King" Wilson

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