Operating systems of the 1970s handling dates beyond the year 2000

John Wallace johnwallace4 at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jan 19 15:58:03 CST 2015

"an *awesome* cover letter that DEC
sent out with the fix, assuring everyone that the libraries were now good
internally until some crazy year like 31078, but there was still formatting
code that assumed years fit in four digits so there would be Y10K bugs;
but don't worry, DEC will issue a patch to VMS at that time."

Sounds a little bit like (but maybe not identical with?) the well known Stan
Rabinowicz Leap Year Software Performance Report (SPR) response in
1983 for VMS V3.2?

Stashed in various places which search engines should find, currently
including HP's website and

Have a lot of fun

More information about the cctalk mailing list