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Re: The Emacs Calculator and calendar

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: The Emacs Calculator and calendar
Date: Sat, 06 Oct 2012 11:41:37 -0400

    I would say it even more strongly: the Unix cal and the Emacs calc are
    foolish chimeras; there
    were hundreds of different dates of adoption of the Gregorian calendar,
    stretching almost 400 years.
    Emacs calendar does the only sane thing.

I am not convinced.  Nobody used the Gregorian calendar in 1400,
so displaying dates from that year in Gregorian is an anachronism.

Perhaps a calendar program should allow the user to specify changeover
date, offering convenient options for the main jurisdictions of interest.
The Vatican would be one option, England would be another, etc.

Dr Richard Stallman
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