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The moon is a whole new family of calculations, perhaps best left to the rabbi, imam or Pope!
Interestingly, there is such a class for PHP: Moon Phase
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I guess you can get very close with UNIX time, a sine function and the right floating point factor, but if your calc puts Ramadan, Lent, Rosh Hashanah a month off because it varies by observation longitude and such and occasionally comes very close to falling either way . . . . Linux

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Your utility assumes a 32-bit time type, and has lots of bugs on 64-bit platforms where the 2038 limit no longer applies; but is so complicated I'm not sure where to begin fixing it. I've fixed it to the point where it outputs random times instead of segfaulting..
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Yes, the David Korn is still with us, and getting the newer ksh opens a lot of new doors. Maybe BASH will pick up more ksh-isms. I am still a ksh guy, by immersion and satisfaction, especially on systems with <() = systems with /dev/fd/# like Solaris.
I agree -- it's very frustrating to work with bash after enjoying the features of Kshell.

If anybody is interested in keeping up with Kshell or AST (a set of software tools from AT&T Labs Research) you can join one of the mailing lists listed on this page:

AT&T Research AST and UWIN mailing groups

I think this is a worthwhile mailing list to belong to.
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