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RE: Re: List of Month Names

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  • Subject: [mg93704] RE: [mg93680] Re: List of Month Names
  • From: "Sjoerd C. de Vries" <sjoerd.c.devries at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 06:13:21 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <gfrjs6$llf$1@smc.vnet.net> <gfuc2t$ek2$1@smc.vnet.net> <200811211035.FAA05440@smc.vnet.net> <op.ukze7uvztgfoz2@bobbys-imac.local>

Bobby,

I can see some value in this argument, but I'd suggest, once you've obtained
an authorized list of names in this way, to just use this list for the sake
of readability. 

And, come to think about it, English spelling may be sometimes rather
unpredictable (others might say, designed by a bunch of baboons) this does
not mean there's much discussion about the spelling of month names. I would
trust myself in this. I'm sure you would too.

Cheers -- Sjoerd

> -----Original Message-----
> From: DrMajorBob [mailto:btreat1 at austin.rr.com]
> Sent: 21 November 2008 19:35
> To: sjoerd.c.devries at gmail.com; mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Subject: Re: [mg93680] Re: List of Month Names
> 
> Au contraire... (as the French might say)...
> 
> There's value in getting the list of months from Mathematica, because
> it
> IS the list Mathematica uses. If month names are later used as inputs,
> they're the right ones.
> 
> Bobby
> 
> On Fri, 21 Nov 2008 04:35:05 -0600, sjoerd.c.devries at gmail.com
> <sjoerd.c.devries at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > Folks, you must be kidding. All this effort to avoid typing a few
> > characters more. I'd rather use a list of names in my programs just
> > for readability. If you want to avoid typing it time and again I'd
> > suggest putting it in an init.m file or so.
> >
> 
> 
> 
> --
> DrMajorBob at longhorns.com



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