time, calendar, datetime, etc
jwbaxter at spamcop.net
Tue Aug 5 02:21:22 CEST 2003
In article <mailman.1059930907.27623.python-list at python.org>,
"Tim Peters" <tim.one at comcast.net> wrote:
> [Dan Bishop]
> > There were no leap years between 10 BC and AD 4, because after Julius
> > Caesar's death, the priests in charge of the calendar mistakenly added
> > leap days every 3 years instead of 4, and this had to be corrected.
> > I wouldn't expect the datetime module to deal with that, though ;-)
> Thank you -- some people did <wink>.
One interesting bit of reading about this stuff comes from the nice
(in fact, I see they've put out some more calendar white papers,
including "How we figured out the Viking calendar.")
Look under Calendar X for the Viking calendar paper, "The Mayan
Calendar" and some others.
The paper I was thinking of when I started this is around here
somewhere, but I don't immediately see it on the site. It was referred
to by (shipped with?) Calendar2000. It includes a good view of when
various countries switched from Julian to Gregorian (and in at least one
case switched back and switched again).
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