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Michael Pickett 3468 <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 4 Jun 1999 14:08:54 +0000
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> Two questions. 1) Was this date package written in Ada? And 2) If it
was
> written in Ada, how much work did it take to fix? I suspect that there
may
> have been other Year 2K problems in Ada. However, the ease of
maintaining
> Ada made the effort to repair minimal. Minimal effort projects are
seldom
> reported because they do not change the budget. Actually, the Year 2K
> problem is NOT the disease. If Year 2K problem is significant, it is a
> symptom of poorly engineered software.
>

Fixing a Y2K problem in a program is nominally no different from fixing
any other problem you know the program has. The REAL Y2K problem is
knowing whether or not you have a problem that needs fixing.

--Michael Pickett--

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