zdump -v factor-of-2 speedup on 64-bit hosts (-500 -> 1800)
Clive D.W. Feather
clive at demon.net
Mon Feb 27 10:28:47 UTC 2006
Paul Eggert said:
> For example, it would get hopelessly
> confused (loop or crash or report wrong data, I don't know what) if
> given an implementation that accurately implemented the calendar used
> in the English colonies in America before 1750, where the year began
> on March 25.
Nitpick - the last year starting on March 25th in England was 1751 (which
was therefore only 287 days long, much less than the 355 days of 1752).
> One other data point: in all
> of these other systems, leap years are not even a multiple of 4,
Right: the leap day previous to 1752-02-29 was 1747-02-29, 24 days before
the end of 1747.
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