Another time question

Seymore4Head Seymore4Head at Hotmail.invalid
Wed Oct 8 02:35:32 CEST 2014


On Wed, 8 Oct 2014 10:21:10 +1100, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com>
wrote:

>On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 10:12 AM, Seymore4Head
><Seymore4Head at hotmail.invalid> wrote:
>> I never really cared enough to ask anyone, but something like my cable
>> bill is 98$ a month.  Do companies (in general) consider a month every
>> 30 days or every time the 14th comes around?
>>
>> I did rent a car once during a time change and I only got to keep the
>> car 23 hours.
>>
>> As another side note I have had drug prescripts that were 28 days was
>> considered a month supply.  The would be 4 weeks instead of one month.
>
>I'm not sure how this connects to Python, but I'll assume for now
>you're trying to do something up as a script and just haven't told us
>that bit...
>
>With periodic recurring charges, it's common for "month" to mean
>"calendar month", resetting every Nth of the month (often 1st, but any
>day works). If your mobile data plan costs $35/month and allows you
>7GB/month throughput, both those figures will be per calendar month.
>For the rest, it depends on what the company's doing. Presumably drug
>prescriptions are primarily done on a weekly basis; car rentals will
>be on a daily basis. They're not going to say "cars have to be
>returned by 8AM, except during DST when they must be returned by 9AM",
>because that's just messy; so one day a year, you get an extra hour,
>and one day a year, you lose an hour.
>
>If you tell us what the code is you're trying to work on, we might be
>able to advise more usefully.
>
>ChrisA

Actually, the simple python code I am working on is not required to
consider those complicated questions, but it still causes me to ponder
them.



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