Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique)
William R. Ward (hermit@cats.UCSC.EDU)
18 Aug 1995 03:32:03 GMT
In article <DDF87A.KG2@polo.demon.co.uk>, firstname.lastname@example.org (John Winters) writes:
) In C (and Unix) and on all the calendars I have to hand, it starts
) on a Sunday. The only exception seems to be the week numbering
) scheme, which apparently starts the week on a Monday. Yes, of course
) the derivation of this is religious ("and on the 7th day he rested"
) and all that), but it's one of those things that has become so
) ingrained that it carries over into every day life, even for
) those of us who aren't particularly religious.
Week numbers in Unix start with Sunday = 0, through Saturday = 6.
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