Subject: Re: calendar(1) extension... RFC
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <>
From: Brian Ginsbach <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/19/2002 22:09:39
* Mason Loring Bliss <> [2002/11/19 11:47]:
> 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.

Also take a look at pkgsrc/time/pcal.  I've always thought this
extended syntax would work well as a calendar(1) extension.

Brian Ginsbach                          Cray Inc.