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Re: The Emacs Calculator and calendar

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: The Emacs Calculator and calendar
Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2012 10:44:25 +0200

> From: Achim Gratz <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2012 09:56:52 +0200
> Richard Stallman writes:
> >     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.
> That argument doesn't have legs to stand on, IMHO.  A user of Emacs
> asking for a date that far back can only make sense of it from the
> current frame of reference.

You are second-guessing users' motives.  Is it so unreasonable to ask
for an old date because one is reading a book that uses the calendar
from those old days?

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