On Fri, 25 Feb 2005, Skip Tavakkolian wrote: > I'm not sure how the date data type can be representation agnostic. > What ever the OS provides (via a system call) is in reference to a > starting point in some calendar. On UNIX systems, this is > traditionally the number of seconds since January 1, 1970, i.e. > Gregorian. GetSystemTime on Win32 returns a structure, which > represents the Gregorian date.
The UNIX epoch can easily defined as the number of seconds since 11 Dey 1348. The important data is a date in the sense of a point in the axis of time. How you write it out, depends on one speific representation though. --behdad http://behdad.org/ _______________________________________________ PersianComputing mailing list PersianComputing@lists.sharif.edu http://lists.sharif.edu/mailman/listinfo/persiancomputing