Meaning of "prehistoric" in the context of datatypes


Hi everyone,

Today I am nosy hehe. Translating SMW I have another doubt, in addition to my last thread opened. The string in question is:

"Unable to interpret a prehistoric "$1" input value. For example, having specified more than years or a calendar model may return unexpected results in a prehistoric context" (link to TranslateWiki).

I would like to know what is the meaning of "prehistoric" in this case to know if I translated it fine, or if there is another word in Spanish for that sense. In Spanish, "prehistoric" is "prehistórico/a" and has two meanings:

  1. Part of or related with a period studied by the Prehistory.
  2. Antiquated, old.

If "prehistoric" in the context of a datatype refers to antiquated or old, in Spanish I suggest to use "anticuado". Is it refers to any of those meanings?

Thanks in advance!


04:11, 10 February 2018

> I would like to know what is the meaning of "prehistoric"

Please see [0], hope this clarifies the context.


13:42, 10 February 2018

Surly ante-diluvian dates. :) I just expanded the message docu. Thanks for asking!

15:15, 10 February 2018

Thank you, mwjames and Karsten Hoffmeyer! Now I have clear the concept. I added a specification with the year from which a context is considered "prehistoric", I say in a parentheses at the end of the sentence "previous to year 10000", in Spanish "anterior al año 10000". Although as historian I could debate it hahaha. It is a joke, I understand that it is a concept to understand this limitation.


17:51, 10 February 2018