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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 15:22:16 -0800
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John Apa makes a good point.  Even though Ada's calendar package
is Y2K compliant, I actually saw programmers coding stuff like
the following,

           type Date is
                  DD : String(1..2);
                  MM : String(1..2);
                  YY : String(1..2);
              end record;

in Ada programs begin written to convert from COBOL. It is not just
the programs that need to be considered.  It is the files already
written in this format.  Y2K is about much more than simply converting
programs.  It is also about mapping new file formats to old ones.


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