[REBOL] Millenium Bug in "info?" function - returns bad date.
From: doug::vos::eds::com at: 4-Jan-2001 10:50
I've found a bug in the info? function. Returns bad date.
reports file date of 21-Dec-2001 for file created on 21-Dec-2000.
In my production web-server environment I run Sun-Solaris.
My local Win-95 PC also runs REBOL/Core 2.3 and does some
remote maintenance of files, refreshing files and deleting old files every
After the Jan 2, 2001 I noticed that the remote file delete script was no
Curious as to why I used probe to examine the results of info? via the ftp
and discovered that the reason no old files were being deleted was because
all the files from Dec-2000 were now being intepreted as Dec-2001.
I verified this in a file by file check with my other FTP tools.
>> probe info? xfile
make object! [
File ...COFG11214-201.txt... is -349 days old.
NOTE: This file is actually dated 19-Dec-2000
Files are supposed to be deleted if older than 5 days,
so now this calculation does not work and I must delete old
files manually until I get a bug fix.
This seems to be the case under REBOL/Core 2.2 and 2.3
Info? does not appear to have this problem on local files,
but only when used via FTP.
What is the real scope of this bug? Any other versions effected?
Has anyone else seen problems like this?
Any temporary work arounds? Suggestions?
Douglas Vos - EDS/GM-BSU Webmaster