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Re: The Emacs Calculator and calendar

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: The Emacs Calculator and calendar
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 09:39:30 -0400

The difficulties you cite come from the idea of specifying a place
in order to determine the calendar.
My suggestion was to specify a jurisdiction, an entity that had a
calendrical policy.  Examples of pertinent jurisdictions could be
"England", "Vatican", and "Spain".  "US" could be an alias for

For Los Angeles you could probably understand everything using the
"Spain" jurisdiction.  "US" is equivalent to "Spain" for the dates
where the "US" jurisdiction is pertinent in Los Angeles.

We would not need to try to have a "Chumash" jurisdiction.

To handle calendar replacement cleanly does not entail trying to
support every calendar that has ever been used anywhere.

Dr Richard Stallman
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