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From "Sean Schofield" <>
Subject Re: [lang] Enhancement proposal for DateUtils
Date Sun, 12 Sep 2004 13:09:25 GMT

I agree that this limits you to 'western' calendars.  Do non-western 
calendars have the concept of a weeekend?  I think there are enough people 
using the Gregorian calendar for these methods to be useful.  I guess it 
depends on the overall policy of whether things that go in commons lang need 
to be country neutral.  Is that the policy/general practice?

Don't some of the constants and methods in DateUtils implictly assume a 
Gregorian calendar?  Are you opposed to including these methods or are you 
just throwing the issue out there for debate?


> The main problem is that the concept of weekday/weekend as Mon-Fri and
> Sat-Sun is a 'western' one. There is a significant portion of the world 
> that
> uses other measures.
> Stephen

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