Author belopolsky
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Date 2016-10-22.22:22:45
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The patch should include an update to documentation.

1. We should probably explain that python -mcalendar does not reproduce the output of UNIX cal.  For example, on Mac OS (and various Linux variants): 

$ cal 9 1752
   September 1752
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
       1  2 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30


but 

$ python3 -mcalendar 1752 9
   September 1752
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
             1  2  3
 4  5  6  7  8  9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30

2. We should explain that while the calendar module relies on datetime, it implements an infinite calendar with a period of 400 years.

3. A reference should be made to ISO 8601 for our treatment of nonpositive years.

Given ISO 8601 and the simplicity of this change, I don't think Raymond will insist that we continue imposing datetime-like limits, but I would like to give him a chance to renew his objection once the no-limits calendar is documented.
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