[ILUG] the first day of the week?
robfitz at 273k.net
Sat Mar 7 16:14:10 GMT 2009
I did a bit of research on the topic and the earliest legal definition
of the week in Ireland I could find, is in the Interpretation Act 1937
, with a more recent update in the Interpretation Act 2005 .
Prior to these acts, many pieces of UK legislation still applied to
Ireland, in this case the Interpretation Act 1889 (though I can find no
online version), this is likely the source of the difference between
Ireland and the UK.
34.—The word "week", when used without qualification, means the period
between midnight on any Saturday and midnight on the next following
“week” means the period between midnight on any Saturday and midnight on
the following Saturday;
On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 10:53:58AM +0000, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> As the following script shows, the locale for IE on linux
> has Sunday as the first day of the week. I always think
> of Sunday as the last day and the UK locale concurs.
> Where could I lookup the "right" answer?
> for LANG in en_IE en_GB; do
> date -d"$(locale week-1stday) +$(($(locale first_weekday)-1))day" +%a
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