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Re: 'cal 9 1752' and emacs calendar disagree

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: 'cal 9 1752' and emacs calendar disagree
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 00:29:08 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Ed Reingold <address@hidden> writes:

> No, it is not a bug.  The odd Sept 1752 was only that way in England and her 
> colonies--not in general.  It is the Unix cal program that is in error.  The 
> Emacs calendar shows the Gregorian calendar, period.  But it allows one to 
> get 
> dates on many other calendars as well, such as the Julian.  What cal gives is 
> the first part of the month on Julian calendar and the latter part on the 
> Gregorian--that is nonsense.
> The date the switch was made is geographically dependent and stretched over a 
> period of hundreds of years.

For minute details, see http://www.tondering.dk/claus/cal/calendar28.txt

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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