Subject: Re: calendar(1) extension... RFC
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <>
From: Mason Loring Bliss <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/19/2002 12:46:37
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On Mon, Nov 18, 2002 at 09:54:11PM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> > 	1972/03/11	hubertf's birthday
> Yes, that's kind of what I was getting at too.  (I've wanted this
> feature ever since I first read "man calendar" in Seventh Edition UNIX  :=

Some of the more extensive stuff - wildcarding and such - might wait, but
I'm now convinced that this is the Right Way to do years, as opposed to my
@1999 goo.

Once my brain clears out (very ill, dehydrated, headache right now) I'll
look at how calendar(1) does date parsing now, and see about updating my
changes to do this. This is just obviously better.

In the far future, I think it would be cool to only support ISO dating,
incidentally. Anything else is ambiguous.

Mason Loring Bliss   Ewige Blumenkraft!  awake ? sleep : random() & 2 ? dream : sleep;

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