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[Bug 6343] [FO] op:gYearMonth-equal

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--- Comment #3 from Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>  2009-02-23 15:06:45 ---
I think that there are three possible approaches to resolving this.

(a) use a term other than "starting instant", for example "reference instant"

(b) change the reference date/time so that it is indeed the starting instant.
As far as I can tell, the only reason we choose 1972-12-31 is because the day
contains a leap second and the year contains a leap day. We no longer support
leap seconds, so 1972-01-01 would work just as well, and we would then be
comparing the starting instants of a gYearMonth or gYear as we claim to do.

(c) continue to use the term "starting instant" and continue to use the
reference date 1972-12-31, and use some weasel words to explain that when we
say "starting instant" we don't really mean it.

I'm inclined to do (c) for an erratum / 3rd edition (the change is too late for
the 2nd ed.), and to do (b) for F+O 1.1.


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