[tz] Leap year bugs
Clive D.W. Feather
clive at davros.org
Fri Jan 24 08:47:53 UTC 2020
Brian Inglis said:
> It's apparently a lot worse than we think.
> Many systems do not accept February 29 at all.
> People born on that date have continuing problems, including scepticism that
> anyone is born on that date:
This isn't a new problem: it was, after all, a major plot point of "The
Pirates of Penzance".
I once had the opposite problem. I was lying in a hospital bed waiting for
(elective day) surgery and the surgeon came round with the consent form to
Me: "It isn't a leap year."
Me: "It isn't a leap year. You've dated this 29th February and it's 1st March."
Him: <looks> "Oh good grief. You're my fourth patient today and I hadn't
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