In message <[log in to unmask]>, "Patrick O'Beirne" writes:
> At 15:11 03/04/1998 +0200, you wrote:
> >What research do I need? I turn the computer off, and on again and set
> >the date in the BIOS if need be. :-)-O (This is the short version of
> >it, of course :-)-O)
> Very short indeed. It omits the whole question of whether the _software_ works.
My point was and is that it is not a difficult process requiring the
services of a consultant.
And it omits the question whether I can replace any software that
And it totally bypasses what the French call La Realitee Africaine.
> It is completely predictable whether software will fail - you just
> need to have it tested for all the date functionality; e.g. date
> comparisons, database selections, age calculations, end of
> periods/years, etc.
> If you do validate the software, you have demonstrated due diligence.
Great. Thanks. That'll do me some good :-)-O