Subject: Re: silly request for ideas about about silly change
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/21/2002 18:38:59
>> 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. it.  thanks.  :)

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