get_date was originally implemented by Steven M. Bellovin
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 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@example.com)
and Jim Berets (firstname.lastname@example.org) in August, 1990. Various
revisions for the gnu system were made by David MacKenzie, Jim Meyering,
Paul Eggert and others.