[I'm a participant of the firstname.lastname@example.org list, that's where I came in to this discussion] > So, people who advocate the glibc call should take the situation in the > entire world into account, not just that in Sweden. Well, your situation is basically that you only want to take USA into consideration. If you take the entire world into account, you will find that most countries have Monday as the first day of the week (even my UKian colleagues agree with me on that), and that is also the ISO standard. > Since the original cal program in Unix starts at Sunday, we may conclude > that thirty years ago Sunday was what felt most natural to these authors. That's because those authors were USians. Extending your reasoning, we shuldn't translate Unix programs into Swedish, because thirty years ago, the original Unix authors only wrote their software in the American flavour of English? I don't think so. Regarding your URLs, I can probably give you ten times as many links showing that we normally use Monday as first day of the week. But that doesn't really matter, since we have checked with the standards documents. Or do you believe everything you read on the web? > There is clearly a use for calendars starting the week on Sunday. As a curiosity, perhaps. I would never use such a calendar for anything serious. -- \\// peter - http://www.softwolves.pp.se/ Statement concerning unsolicited e-mail according to Swedish law: http://www.softwolves.pp.se/peter/reklampost.html
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