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Re: Picking up the ball

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Matt Sergeant
January 10, 2003 06:28
Re: Picking up the ball
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On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, Abigail wrote:

> No, I don't think Time::Piece is useful enough. It's too Gregorian
> calendar oriented. It works quite well for relatively modern dates.
> But it becomes messy for dates hundreds of years ago - not everywhere
> did the switch to the Gregorian calendar happen at the same time.
> And there are countries that don't even use the Gregorian calendar.
> I think an internal format, and its API, should be based on something
> universal. Something that not only makes sense everywhere, but also
> at every point in time. Julian days for instance. This has the added
> benefit that it's also a commonly used standard outside of the Perl world.

And that's not what I've suggested how exactly?

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