get_date was originally implemented by Steven M. Bellovin
([email protected]) while at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill. The code was later tweaked by a couple of people on
Usenet, then completely overhauled by Rich $alz ([email protected])
and Jim Berets ([email protected]) in August, 1990. Various
revisions for the gnu system were made by David MacKenzie, Jim Meyering,
Paul Eggert and others.