Time Pope

Posted: March 4th, 2008 | Tags: | 4 Comments »

Speaking about leap years and generally time befudgery, can you imagine the Y2K-type bugs that would have happened if Cobol had been around when Pope Gregory XIII‘s calendar reforms eventually caused half of September, 1752 to be done away with? At least we’ve retrospectively sorted it:

betsie:~ mackers$ cal 9 1752
   September 1752
 S  M Tu  W Th  F  S
       1  2 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30