Subject: Re: silly request for ideas about about silly change
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/21/2002 18:32:55
Andrew Brown <> writes:
> it'd also be nice (again, imho) if the time zone files could specify
> an alternate "epoch", if you will, so that one could easily convert
> from the "standard" calendar to another one.  say...hebrew?  something
> like "t=0 corresponds to {0, 0, 0, 7, 4, 5730}".  at least...i think
> that's the numbers it needs.

You are heading down a path of madness. Have a look at Reingold's
"Calendrical Calculations" at some point. There's a reason he had to
write an entire book on calendar algorithms.

Perry E. Metzger
"Ask not what your country can force other people to do for you..."