Unexpected learning

There is no century 0, and if you disagree…

“The first century starts at 0001-01-01 00:00:00 AD, although they did not know it at the time. This definition applies to all Gregorian calendar countries. There is no century number 0, you go from -1 to 1. If you disagree with this, please write your complaint to: Pope, Cathedral Saint-Peter of Roma, Vatican.”

(in PostgreSQL 8.0 Documentation, Chapter 9: Functions and Operators — seen at alfonsojimenez.com.)

Robustness Principle

“Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others.”

(in RFC 793, Transmission Control Protocol, section 2.10 — seen at ubuntu-be.)

And do not forget that Microsoft is willing to pay you for every bug which slap you in the face.


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