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Commercial Concalendar

From:Jeffrey Henning <jeffrey@...>
Date:Monday, September 27, 2004, 19:31
True story:

I have a large Dutch company that has its own calendar.  We wrote some
custom software for them that includes this calendar, and today they called
me because it needs a change:  2005 is a leap year for them!  Normally, they
mark off the weeks from 1A to 13D, making thirteen four-week "months" in a
year.  They do certain projects for their customers each "month", meaning
they get to charge for 13 projects a year instead of 12.

Alas, when we customized our software for them, they neglected to inform us
that every four years they need to insert a leap week:  Week 1E!  Otherwise
their project year gets out of sync with their fiscal year.  So we need to
modify our validation to handle this leap week.

My hat is off to whoever got paid to design this concalendar, though his or
her choice in week names was uninspired.

Best regards,



Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>