Dates Handled Differently in XP Home?

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Wed Sep 22 21:28:17 EDT 2004

On 9/22/04 5:51 PM, Dan Shafer wrote:

> A followup. We've now had three of my client's customers experience the 
> same issue, all on XP. The code works fine on all other OSes on which 
> it's been tested.

Does your script use the "convert" command? Are these customers 
international? This sounds a little like Sarah's pet bug regarding 
inaccurate time conversions in certain time zones.

> Strange.
> Dan
> On Sep 22, 2004, at 2:25 PM, Dan Shafer wrote:
>> Are there any documented or known differences in the way dates are 
>> handled on XP or XP Home vs. other Windows platforms and OS X?
>> My client has a customer who can't get our software to run correctly 
>> on his XP Home system. The code that fails checks a code we generate 
>> based on the day the code is supposed to expire to determine if the 
>> code is still valid. On Win2k Pro, OS X, and OS 9, the code he has 
>> been given works. On his XP Home system, it fails every time. If we 
>> give him a code that expires the next day, it works fine.
>> He swears the date/time is set right on his machine.
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