From: Greg Troutman <mor_at_crl.com>
Date: Tue Apr 7 08:25:49 1998

Allison J Parent wrote:

> So no, the year 2000 problem wasn't discovered, save maybe for the media
> person to finally put into print what every programmer and systems person
> already knew. "We didn't use enough bits and were running out".

Heh, even in modern systems, decimal math, especially date routines, are
such a nuisance in assembly language that small ad hoc programs, not
intended for mass consumption or longevity will cut portions of the date
off just to make coding simpler. I wrote a few that had the 'YEAR 1990'
problem ;)

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