[mythtv] Question about the "year" field in the program table

Bruce Markey bjm at lvcm.com
Tue Aug 23 20:21:37 UTC 2005

Carl Reynolds wrote:
> Bruce Markey wrote:
>> The field in the program table is actually called "airdate" which
>> is misleading but that is what it was named from the early XMLTV
>> data. Internally it is a QString "year" in ProgramInfo objects
>> and is used to store the year of release for a film. It may have
>> no meaning for any other type of program other than a movie.
> I think you will also find that the field is used for TV Shows and TV
> Series. It give the original air date for a show and the original air
> date for each episode in a series.

No, that's program.originalairdate which is a "date" field. This
is why I said that it is misleading because when people who know 
nothing choose to pull 'information' out of thin air they draw
the wrong conclusion.

--  bjm

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