Can you point me at or come up with a generic class that allows date manipulation and storage without running into OS-specific or February 29 or Y2K issues?
The Standard Library’s date and time functions are declared in the
If you’re relying on the Standard Library’s functions, your code is immune to OS-specific, time-related bugs such as Feb29 or Y2K.
If you wish to compare two dates, use the difftime() function. For example:
time_t now = time(0); // get current time time_t yestderday = now-(24*60*60);double diff_in_sec = difftime(now, yesterday);
You can either write a class that wraps these functions or use them directly. My advice is to avoid any non-standard date and time functions and classes because they tend to be inefficient and buggy.