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time: Pivot year used when parsing two digit years is not documented. #36549

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takeyourhatoff opened this issue Jan 14, 2020 · 2 comments
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@takeyourhatoff takeyourhatoff commented Jan 14, 2020

What version of Go are you using (go version)?

$ go version
go version go1.13.3 darwin/amd64

Does this issue reproduce with the latest release?

Yes

What did you do?

Try to parse dates with two digit years.
https://play.golang.org/p/CdUxdDqG8mF

What did you expect to see?

Documentation regarding the pivot year used when parsing two digit years.

What did you see instead?

No mention of the pivot year used.

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@ianlancetaylor ianlancetaylor commented Jan 14, 2020

The pivot year is 1969 (two-digit-year >= 69 => add 1900, < 69 => add 2000). I agree that this should be documented somewhere, perhaps in the doc comment for time.Parse.

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@gopherbot gopherbot commented Jan 15, 2020

Change https://golang.org/cl/214980 mentions this issue: Update documentation(#36549)

@gopherbot gopherbot closed this in 8453844 Jan 23, 2020
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