Falsehoods programmers believe about timeprogramming Thursday, July 30, 2015
Falsehoods programmers believe about time
- There are always 24 hours in a day.
- Months have either 30 or 31 days.
- Years have 365 days.
- February is always 28 days long.
- Any 24-hour period will always begin and end in the same day (or week, or month).
- A week always begins and ends in the same month.
- A week (or a month) always begins and ends in the same year.
- The machine that a program runs on will always be in the GMT time zone.
- Ok, that’s not true. But at least the time zone in which a program has to run will never change.
- Well, surely there will never be a change to the time zone in which a program has to run in productio
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