Year 2000 Certification
GENPLOT is a PC or UNIX based application for data analysis with
essentially no time/date functions and no forced internal structures
depending on two byte year representations. Time stamps for files and
the few implicit time/date functions are based on the C and FORTRAN
standard time() library calls. This raises the following limitations:
- PC environment
- The epoch is January 1, 1970, with time represented as a 32 bit integer
seconds since the epoch. Somewhere in 2038 AD this could potentially be a
problem depending on the library implementation. However, should not be
a problem until 2106 AD.
- UNIX environment
- Problem date depends on the epoch. Most implementations are
also January 1, 1970 which implies similar target date for concerns.