> On Thu, 24 Jul 1997 16:45:21 -0700, John Blackburn
> >It seems to me that today, 24th July 1997, it is irrelevant as to why
> >there is a Y2k problem. It is here and we need to fix it. And if we
> >spend all our time discussing why it happened, we will find that very
> >soon, there is no more time! So let's stop wasting time arguing why
> >programmers in the (19)60's did what they did, and start discussing
> >ways of fixing the problem.
> >There may not be enough time left to fix all the systems, but let's
> >hard to fix as many of the systems as we can to minimize the impact.
> >Then, after the year 2000 when all the systems that we fixed are
> >still running and the ones that we ran out of time to fix have
> >we can sit around twiddling our thumbs discussing why we got into
> >this mess in the first place.
> >John Blackburn
> I agree with you 100% (or for some of us should that be 140%?).
> I think it's time we sub-divided this newsgroup. How about:
> comp.software.year.2000.humour (or .humor if you prefer)
> For this posting? Well! Just consign me to:
> Time to get serious, people.
> Peter Nash, Bermuda
> "Lost in the Bermuda Triangle"
I do not agree with the split the NG post (I DO agree with the stop
If all we talked about here was how to technically fix the problem, it
would be (Tell me if I am at all wrong)
1. look at code, all code, every piece of code you own, and look hard
for anything that uses the date.
2. check that use, is it Y2K compliant, (will it work after 1999?)(there
are a lot of things to look for here, but most will be company secrets
and you can't post them here anyway.)
3. Fix any problems, in context, to your standards, and to match other
4. Test. Test with date changed and data that has date changed.
5. repeate for next line of code.
Very boring, we are here to see how others are getting along, coping
with the stress, (Money helps this a lot, so does humour, as well as
rating the impact, and ranting, flaming, (I guess trying to say "it's
the fault of alll those old farts that got us into this mess" is some
peoples way of coping with the fact that they as managers will soon be
hung out to dry, suggestion, learn how to program..., )
I guess you could say this is our global Y2K group session, so I like it
the way it is.
Mike Echlin CP/SA