Proleptic Gregorian (was Re: Functions add/diff/cmp for xtime)

Clive D.W. Feather clive at
Wed Oct 7 17:02:58 UTC 1998

In message <19981007143137.16242.richw at>, Rich Wales
<richw at> writes
>       Question: What precisely does "proleptic" mean and
>       where is it defined? . . .  (I suspect it means
>       "extended before the time it was defined", but would
>       like to get a confirmation and reference.)

>My sense (as an educated native speaker of American English) is that
>"proleptic" and "prolepsis" are not commonly known or used by the aver-
>age English-speaking person.

Agreed. But when I came across the term it was so *right*.

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