mktime, how to handle dates before 01-01-1970 ?

Stef Mientki stef.mientki at
Thu Oct 8 22:05:40 CEST 2009

Stephen Hansen wrote:
> <snip>
> Personally, while /users/ may write a date in a lazy way like 
> "01-01-53", I'd never store that and would avoid having them enter 
> them directly. At the UI level I'd validate and normalize it to a 
> standard format before storing it.
yes I agree, but the data is coming from all kind of programs,
some more than 10 years old.
> E.g. instead of users entering someone's birthday into a control, I'd 
> use a calendar control, and store it with (in wx terms) 
> date.FormatISODate(). Or use date.toString(ISODate) in QT terms (ish).
I don't know your age,
but with my age it takes hours to look up my birthday on a windows 
calender control ;-)


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