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Re: URGENT - Zmailer 126.96.36.199-2 Year 2000 compliant?
> Hi ,
> Is Zmailer 188.8.131.52-2 year 2000 compliant? i'm thinking of using it in a
> program that needs to be year 2000 compliant.
> Has anyone encountered problems with regards to Year 2000? and how zmailer
> handles its dates on messages?
> Please let me know via email. And thanks in advance for your help
(this is so FAQ question that you could have found it from web-pages too..)
Year 2000 compability
ZMailers since 2.98 have been ``Millenium Bug'' resistant by removing
any vestiges of user supplied date parsing routines as such activity
was not of any practical usefull value, and yet the users were able to
submit "Date:" headers with invalid representations.
All generated "Date:"-like date and time presentations are done with
full year value instead of abbreviating to two digits. Also, timezones
are presented as offsets relative to UTC, if it can be determined.
Internally ZMailer uses UNIX time_t, which at the moment is usually a
signed long (32-bits) representing seconds since epoch of January 1st,
1970, 00:00 UTC. This signed value overflows in early January 2038.
/Matti Aarnio <firstname.lastname@example.org>