Hi, Mike Stone wrote: > So it must be that "first tuesday" means > the first tuesday in the month, but "second tuesday" sadly means the first > tuesday plus one second because "second" has more than one meaning and I > wanted the other one.
This illustrates the fundamental problem with natural english language, in one miniature picture. > Again, 20 years of dealing with people actually having trouble with this. This explains your swift and sparse reaction on bug 389251. Nicolas George wrote: > Anyway, if you propose to remove the ability to write something like > "2017-12-04 + 73 days", I veto as strongly as I can. This illustrates the addiction problem of using exotic features. We should not forget that the main job of "date" is to "print or set the system date and time" - says the man page. But given the statements in this thread so far, nobody plans to change anything with that situation. Any move could blast a mine. So all working input formats are safe ... unless they only work by a bug which needs to get fixed for some important reason. Have a nice day :) Thomas