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Subject:Another thing about 2000 From:John Wilcox <wilcox -at- PCD -dot- NET> Date:Tue, 30 Jan 1996 19:42:14 -0800
The addition of an extra day (oops, there's a superfluous modifier) every
four years to correct for the fact that a day is slightly less than 24
hours long results in a tiny overcorrection. So supposedly each year
that is divisible by 400 is NOT supposed to be a leap year. In spite of
this, a zillion programs have been written to use the standard leap year
algorithm. Simply to avoid patching so many programs, I suppose 2000
will indeed be a leap year. Have you heard anything definite?