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Terry Reedy 09-20-2004 10:44 PM

Re: Calculating days using Business Days for the Calendar

"David Stockwell" <> wrote in message
>I''m wondering if the Calendar object has an option to only do
>calculations based on business days (ie M-F).

Hmmm. Identification of 'business days' with {M-F} is rather
Western/Christian subculturally specific. Any official part of the Python
library should allow input of the day range desired.

I recognized that the Roman-based calendar also has competitors, but it has
been internationalized so that it is everywhere either officially used or
officially convertable to alternatives and is globally used by many
international groupings, including the Internet.

> Additionally does it have a way to get holidays into itself?

And how would you propose to define 'holiday'? The US Federal government,
the Delaware State government, and (I believe) the University of Delaware
have three slightly different lists, as do other organizations that operate
in this small area of the globe. So this would also have to be user-input.
One might even need multiple lists.

Third party modules can do whatever they want (preferably documented).

Terry J. Reedy

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