At 20:28 -0400 8/26/06, Sweth Chandramouli wrote:
>1) AS stores dates as seconds, but what's the reference that Applescript
>measures those seconds against (i.e. does AS use Unix-style "epoch"
>seconds, or something else)?
They are epoch seconds except that the epoch is Jan 1, 1904. That's four years and one day different from Microsoft's Jan 0 1900. It was surely chosen to avoid the problems associated with 1900 NOT being a leap year.\
On this 8500 running OS 9.1 MPW returns these.
Saturday, August 26, 2006 19:17:40
The UNIX epoch starts at Jan 0, 1970 but the date tool won't produce it. Perl can.
--> From the U S of A, the only socialist country that refuses to admit it. <--
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