On Thu, 8 Jun 2006, Rob Seaman wrote:

> Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
>
> > March was the first month of the year; look at the derivation of
> > "September", for example.
>
> Makes the zero vs. one indexing question of C and FORTRAN programmers
> look sane.  I've pointed people to the whole 7, 8, 9, 10 sequence
> from September to December on those (admittedly rare) occasions when
> the issue has come up.  Presumably other languages agree in usage,
> which would be another indicator of the age of the names of the months.

hang on I thought the numbering start Jan=1 ... Dec=10 and got interrupted
when Julius Caesar put an extra month in and so did Augustus...

Hands up if you wish you had the authority to swing that kind of
timekeeping standardization adjustment.

Pete.

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