RE: Need another term for Julian date

Subject: RE: Need another term for Julian date
From: "Anita Legsdin" <anita -dot- legsdin -at- watchmark -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 12:10:19 -0700

Dick Margulis' reply was excellent. When I was a programmer back in the
early 80s, the only interpretation of Julian date that I knew of was a
2-digit year followed by a 3-digit number for the day. It was a
convention our entire office used. My mother worked in the business
office of a department store, and also used the phrase in that sense. I
have only recently (i.e., in the last 6 months) heard it used in other
ways. There are a few possibilities: (a) I'm an old dog and can't learn
new tricks, (b) the new dogs have forgotten what the old dogs knew, or
(c) I was hanging around with the wrong packs. I suspect that if your
audience is Microsoft programmers, then they would need a different term
to refer to 02289 (today, in Julian format).

To counter Bonnie's Google link:

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