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From: Gordon Banks <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Age calculator & irregular dates
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2004 10:21:01 -0700
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What problems would it cause?

It doesn't have to be just to order things, it could also be used to
correct other problems in TMG as it now exists.

On Thu, 2004-10-07 at 17:23, Darrell Martin wrote:
> 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 ...)
>
> Darrell
>
> 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
> http://www.darrell-martin.net/genealogy
>
>
>
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