Factor/GSoC/2009/Support more calendars
Factor's current calendar library supports the Gregorian calendar and conversion between it and the Julian calendar.
Not everyone in the world uses the Gregorian calendar for every facet of their life. In particular, support for Buddhist, Hebrew, Islamic, and Japanese calendars would be a good start. By implementing a generic calendar protocol, one could convert between the calendars and use dates in other formats than the Western-centric one Factor currently supports.
A calendar/localization protocol should support:
Holidays in different calendars
Calculating holidays could potentially be useful. The algorithm for Easter can be implemented straight-fowardly using Factor's locals syntax of
Benefit to the student
Benefit to the community
Commercial viability of applications based around or using calendars, such as planners, email clients, web applications, using different calendars for different markets.
This revision created on Sat, 14 Mar 2009 00:35:36 by erg
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