[Tutor] Through a glass, darkly: the datetime module

Roel Schroeven roel at roelschroeven.net
Sun Oct 7 21:19:49 CEST 2012

Sander Sweers schreef:
> Op 7 okt. 2012 04:29 schreef <akleider at sonic.net 
> <mailto:akleider at sonic.net>> het volgende:
>  > I'm also not sure but I seem to remember that it is
>  > which I think is extremely clever because it gets around the problem
>  > created by the fact that some people (misguided in my view) begin the 
> week
>  > with Sunday instead of ending with it.
> This has religious reasons, see 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Week#Systems_derived_from_the_seven-day_week. 
> Notable exception to the rule that Sunday is the first day of the week 
> in europe is Italy, they consider Monday the first day of the week.

As far as I know, monday is generally considered the first day of the 
week here in Belgium. I never knew it was different in other European 
countries; I thought it was America that starts the week on sunday. Was 
I wrong then?

"Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all
facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. Too often we enjoy the
comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."
         -- John F Kennedy

roel at roelschroeven.net

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