Leap Day Bug in Perl

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A friend who is the chief software engineer for a large business-to-business web site just called to tell me this one. Seems they have a loan calculator written in Perl that choked up when today's date (Feb 29 2000) is fed into it as the origination date on a loan. They discovered that their version of Perl doesn't recognize today's date as valid.

Perl is a language commonly used on a large number of web sites to perform tasks for site visitors. I don't have any info as to what version my friend uses.

Anyone else hear similar problems?

-- Brady Wiseman (brady@docuscribe.com), February 29, 2000


Interesting, thanks for the report, Brady.
Will anybody else notice it? :-) Or if they do, talk about it ... best of all fix it :-)

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), February 29, 2000.

Good catch Brady.

-- spider (spider0@usa.net), February 29, 2000.


Thanks much. I'll be LQQKing for reports on this topic and post them to this thread if I find any.

-- Dee (T1Colt556@aol.com), February 29, 2000.

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