date-info

Introduction

This egg provides a simple interface for calculating lots of useful information about a date. This information can be used for display purposes (eg, displaying a date in various formats), or for complex date arithmetic (eg, finding the third Thursday in July).

Quite simply, it provides a date record type which contains details of the date according to four different calendar systems:

Date records may be created from Julian day numbers, or year/month/day-of-month dates. Support for the other two input calendars will hopefully be implemented one day.

Examples

  (use date-info)
  (define my-date (make-date-from-ymd 1979 4 4)) ; 4th April 1979
  (printf "Julian day number: ~S\n" (date-jdn my-date))
  (printf "ISO date: ~S-~S-~S\n" (date-year my-date) (date-month my-date) (date-day-of-month my-date))
  (printf "ISO ordinal date: ~S-~S\n" (date-year my-date) (date-day-of-year my-date))
  (printf "ISO week date: ~SW~S-~S\n" (date-week-year my-date) (date-week-of-year my-date) (date-day-of-week my-date))
  (printf "The month has ~S days, and the year has ~S days\n" (date-days-in-month my-date) (date-days-in-year my-date))
  (if (date-leap-year? my-date)
    (printf "~S is a leap year\n" (date-year my-date))
    (printf "~S is not a leap year\n" (date-year my-date)))  

Authors

Alaric Blagrave Snell-Pym of Kitten Technologies

License

Copyright (c) 2003-2007, Warhead.org.uk Ltd

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Requirements

None

Interface

(make-date-from-ymd YEAR MONTH DAY)
Creates a date info record for the given date, represented as a year, month number, and day number.
(make-date-from-ymd-int YYYYMMDD)
Creates a date info record for the given date, represented as a year times ten thousand, a month numbers times one hundred, plus a day. Eg, 19790404.
(make-date-from-jdn JDN)
Creates a date info record for the given date, represented as a julian day number.
(date? DATE)
Returns #t if and only if the argument is a date info record.
(date-jdn DATE)
Returns the julian day number
(date-year DATE)
Returns the normal calendar year
(date-month DATE)
Returns the numeric month (1 = January, etc)
(date-day-of-month DATE)
Returns the day of the month
(date-days-in-month DATE)
Returns the length of the month (including getting the right number of days in February for leap years)
(date-day-of-year DATE)
Returns the day of the year (January the 1st is day 1, and it counts up from there)
(date-days-in-year DATE)
Returns the number of days in the year (365, or 366 in a leap year)
(date-leap-year? DATE)
Returns #t if and only if the year is a leap year
(date-yyyymmdd DATE)
Returns the date as a single integer, composed of the year times ten thousand plus the month number times one hundred plus the day.
(date-week-year DATE)
Returns the ISO weekdate year
(date-week-of-year DATE)
Returns the ISO weekdate week
(date-day-of-week DATE)
Returns the ISO weekdate day (Monday is 1, Sunday is 7)

Dependencies

The egg is based around an existing C library I wrote some time ago, which I have included in the scheme source code as embedded C with little modification, so nothing needs to be installed first.

TODO

Version history