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Re: [Scheme-reports] Date/time package
John J Foerch scripsit:
> The proposal now says that the gregorian and julian chronologies are
> both proleptic. Do I interpret correctly that this means that in the
> gregorian chronology, the day before 1582-10-15 is 1582-10-14, not
Correct. Note that this is only the transition date for certain
Catholic countries as well as for the Church itself. The remaining
Catholic countries followed within a few years. But Protestant countries
transitioned at various times in the 18th century (the English-speaking
lands in 1752 -- try typing "cal 9 1752" if you are on a non-Windows
system), and the Orthodox countries not until the 20th century.
So to interpret historical dates, we must have the correct
location and then create the appropriate compound chronology.
non-authoritative information about the transition dates in
> In the julian chronology, is there a gregorian reform after 1582-10-04?
> Do the gregorian and julian chronologies have a year zero?
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