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Id: 16611
Status: rejected
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Queue: DateTime-Format-Strptime

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Severity: Important
Broken in: 1.0700
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Subject: %D mis-handles 4 digits years.
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Giving a 4 digit year and the %D format, a wrong date will be returned instead of throwing an error. The following test script illustrates this. The date starts out in 2005, but is transformed into the year "2020". use Test::More qw/no_plan/; use strict; use DateTime::Format::Strptime; my $Strp = new DateTime::Format::Strptime( pattern => '%D'); my $dt; eval { $dt = $Strp->parse_datetime('12/15/2005'); }; ok($@,"a 4 digit year with %D should throw an error ") || diag $dt->mdy('/');
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%D is an alias for %m/%d/%y. %y is a two-digit year and therefore it takes the year in 02/22/2009 as '20'. It then applies some bogus logic to decide that you want the 21st century and so the result is 2020. In other words, this is not a bug. In future, please log bugs in the google-code project: http://code.google.com/p/datetime-format-strptime/


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