Joel Uckelman on 25 Oct 2000 16:33:18 -0000

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Re: spoon-discuss: clock

Quoth "Harrison, Andrew":
> Joel, your perl script is one day out on the voting period. Voting for the
> third nweek starts on 29th October, not 30th October. The vote end is
> correct, although I'd call it 23:59:59 on the 31st October, rather than
> 00:00:00 on the 1st November (Rule 111 states that the voting closes at the
> end of the tenth day, not the start of the first day of the next nweek.)
> Nweek 1:  2nd-11th Oct, voting  9th-11th Oct
> Nweek 2: 12th-21st Oct, voting 19th-21st Oct
> Nweek 3: 22nd-31st Oct, voting 29th-31st Oct
> Nweek 4:  1st-10th Nov, voting  8th-10th Nov

Are you sure? If voting runs from the beginning of 29 October until the end 
of 31 October, that would make three, not two, days of voting.

Also, the reason I have the end of voting as 00:00:00 on 1 November instead 
of 23:59:59 on 31 October is that at 23:59:59 on 31 October there is still 
one second of voting left. Voting is an interval open on one end, and 
closed on the other: i.e, voting period = (00:00:00 30 October, 00:00:00 1 

> --
> The Kid


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