Re: Computer Logging Programs

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From: Bruce Muscolino (w6toy@erols.com)
Date: Fri Mar 12 1999 - 17:03:43 EST


Mike,

The easiest way for a logging program to be non y2K compliant is to
store dates in numeric format. Whether you do calculations on date
difference or any other quantity, the dates are one of the principal
record id parts. When you store them as numbers the computer converts
your date to a number. The number does not appear to be unique.
However if you store teh date as a text string it is not converted and
therefore remains in its proper relationship. Yes, it takes more space
-- maybe a whole 1K in a 65K file. So what -- it always works!

73


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