week starts at Sunday or Monday??

MiRaGe at MiRaGe-avm.com MiRaGe at MiRaGe-avm.com
Fri Oct 6 07:37:20 UTC 2000

For what it's worth, my vote for the best day numbering 
scheme is...

Sun = 0   (& 7)*
Mon = 1
Tue = 2
Wed = 3
Thu = 4
Fri = 5
Sat = 6

This scheme ties in with Judaeo-Christian tradition without
placing too much emphasis on Sunday being day 1.

* Whilst this scheme does go against the grain of the Gregorian
calendarial system which has month and year counts beginning
with 1, not zero. This can be overcome by permitting Sunday to
be day number 7 instead of day 0. This is easily dealt with by
software. (e.g. with  "If WeekDay == 7 then WeekDay = 0") 

Ian Tragen
ian at mirage-avm.com  http://mirage-avm.com

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