The seconds problem - redefined
rcozens at pon.net
Thu Apr 15 16:34:11 CDT 2004
>>References? Previous employer, clients, testimonials? Gee - I woulda
>>thought you'd just trust me implicitly by now...
>Uh, I mean URLs that give me confidence that there really is such
>thing as Julian day.
Julian date routines have been a fixture of programming since at
least the 70's. It was THE way of storing dates in sortable order
before seconds & dateItems.
Before Y2K, Julian dates were often stored as a five digit numbers,
YYDDD (eg: 1 Jan., 1993 = 93001). My xTalk Julian handlers store
dates in a seven character string, YYYYDDD (eg: 31 Dec., 2004 =
By retaining dates in Julian format, one can manipulate dates across
several centuries without having to deal with the centuryCutOff.
CCW, Serendipity Software Company
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