I've been happily using askSam version 5.0a for many years.
At the beginning I tried several date formats, but eventually for most
purposes the only practicable one was dd Mmmm yyyy. I was not
too happy with it, because it took up a lot of room on the page,
especially with the months with longer names like September or
December. But none of the fixed-length date formats had a four-
digit year, and I foresaw problems when the year showed up as 00.
In some files I used the YY-MM-DD format, and just typed 19
before pressing Alt-D for the rest of the date.
A few months ago I tested it on my old 386 SX16 running MS-DOS
6.22. I advanced the CMOS date by 4 years, created a test file,
entered dates in a variety of formats, and it all seemed to work.
But a few weeks ago that machine died (or the CMOS battery,
which was soldered to the motherboard, did). My new machine,
which runs Windows 98, caused problems, however.
Pressing Alt-D in the usual format brings a date with the year 1100.
If I use the YY-MM-DD format, and type 20 at the beginning, the
year comes out as 20100.
While it is a relatively minor inconvenience, and it seems I will have
to type dates in full in future, I am curious about why it seemed to
work OK with MS-DOS 6.22, but does not work with Windows 98.
Is there any fix for old versions like 5.0?
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