Gregorian-to-Erisian Date Converter
For your amusement and curiosity, I have set up this form as a front-end
ddate program so that you might
check various and sundry dates that interest you to find their equivalent
(some might suggest superior) Discordian dates. The form has handy
(read ``monkey-resistant'' -- ddate is known to dump core if its ``month''
and ``day'' fields have unexpected values) dragdowns for months and
days, but as something of a necessity allows you to enter a free-text
The year may be positive or negative -- an appended ``BC'' is roundly
ignored. A non-numeric entry is interpreted as a ``0'' (those of you out
there who happen to know that there was no year ``0'' and that the
Gregorian calendar leaps from 1 B.C. to 1 C.E. may pat yourselves on the
back, and, since you're so smart, do the bloody math in your head and stop
looking so smug. Those of you who know that September 3rd - September 13th
were excised from 1752 by the Gregorian Reformation [and are therefore
getting ready to complain that
ddate returns non-NULL values for those days] should get out more).
Neither the ddate program nor I care if you want to
find the 31st day in February; it will pretend that there are 31 days in
February, and return the appropriate date. Besides, if there are
31 days in your February, who am I to object?