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  • Just like the Y2K problem was a problem several years before year 2000!

    I ran into it 10 years ago - in 1994! I had to calculate the date when the client was to be given old age pesion (at 67 years), and sometimes the code failed miserably. It was discovered that it failed whenever the person was born after 1971, as the normal 'time_t' variables overflowed and I therefore assumed that she was very old.

    This was i C++, but the solution was quite simple: port the central parts of Date::Calc to C++ and use that as a date-type.

    Works a charm, and gives the operations we need.