At 10:12 AM +0100 22/3/01, Peter Hermann wrote:
>Long time ago.... ;-)
>I rolled my own additional calenday package and use it since years:
>The current discussion triggered my mind to go to brush up my
>calendar/date/time-related tools with new useful ideas.
>GNAT.calendar is of course a fine starting point for everyone
>but I generally prefer using fully portable independent software.
>In order to make my private stuff possibly eligible for public use
>(e.g. potential contribution for GNAT), I ask you all to
>send me recommendations, ideas, and even suggestions
>for change of spec, etc., related to date and time calculations
>and their string representations.
>locale adjustment, pattern, genericity, flexibility, usefulness,
>Peter Hermann Tel+49-711-685-3611 Fax3758 [log in to unmask]
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>Team Ada: "C'mon people let the world begin" (Paul McCartney)
step # 1 is to build on the work of others. The C/C++ report (or is
it "C/C++ Journal"?) had an article a couple of years back on the
internationalisation of the C libraries, which included some date
stuff as well.
I think we should learn from their stuff before recreating all their
thinking, and perhaps even making mistakes they they recognised and