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From: Darrell Martin <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Age calculator & irregular dates
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2004 19:23:32 -0500
References: <000801c4acab$395826c0$6401a8c0@D3134W31><1097186055.1538.46.camel@localhost.localdomain>
In-Reply-To: <1097186055.1538.46.camel@localhost.localdomain>

At 04:54 PM 10/7/04, Gordon Banks wrote:
>Wouldn't it be nice if when the age calculator encounters an irregular
>date, it went to the sort date to calculate age?

Eeeeeeeek! NO NO NO NO NO

(Other than that, I have no opinion ...)


P.S. The sort date exists for exactly one purpose, and that is to order Tags. It is a date at all *only* because that is the most obvious and convenient way to set the value by default, that results in the desired order the great majority of the time.

Darrell A. Martin
a native Vermonter currently in exile in Illinois

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