Beyond the Y2K Compliance:
A System Approach to Solving Year-Digit and Leap-Year Problems

Eldon Y. Li
The Journal of Quality Assurance Institute
Vol. 13, No. 4, October 1999, pp. 14-20, 24-26


The Y2K crisis around the world can be attributed to the simple problems of year-digit and leap-year calculations in computer programs.  This paper identifies the sources of the Y2K problems and proposes remedies to these problems based on the system approach.  The proposed solution process is applicable to all computer platforms experiencing the same Y2K problem.  It is useful in combating any similar problem beyond the year of 2000.

Keywords: Y2K, Y2K compliance, year digit, leap year, system, network, input, output, process.

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