Re: dates (was Re: W3C Schema: Resistance is Futile,
----- Original Message ----- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@s...> To: "XML DEV" <xml-dev@l...> Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 11:48 AM Subject: dates (was Re: W3C Schema: Resistance is Futile, says Don Box) > Does anyone know of more general references covering date issues? > > I'd be looking for something that covers a wide variety of different > calendars and variations within calendars - everything from > Julian/Gregorian to January/April year starts to lunar/solar to variations > on cycles. Look in GNU emacs. It has a calendar facility of great flexibility and comprehensiveness. The technical background (snipped from the implementation file calendar.el) is specified as: ;; Technical details of all the calendrical calculations can be found in ;; ``Calendrical Calculations'' by Nachum Dershowitz and Edward M. Reingold, ;; Cambridge University Press (1997). ;; An earlier version of the technical details appeared in ;; ``Calendrical Calculations'' by Nachum Dershowitz and Edward M. Reingold, ;; Software--Practice and Experience, Volume 20, Number 9 (September, 1990), ;; pages 899-928. ``Calendrical Calculations, Part II: Three Historical ;; Calendars'' by E. M. Reingold, N. Dershowitz, and S. M. Clamen, ;; Software--Practice and Experience, Volume 23, Number 4 (April, 1993), ;; pages 383-404. ;; Hard copies of these two papers can be obtained by sending email to ;; reingold@c... with the SUBJECT "send-paper-cal" (no quotes) and ;; the message BODY containing your mailing address (snail). ;; Comments, corrections, and improvements should be sent to ;; Edward M. Reingold Department of Computer Science ;; (217) 333-6733 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ;; reingold@c... 1304 West Springfield Avenue ;; Urbana, Illinois 61801
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