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andrew.benham [...] adsb.co.uk
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Subject: Fundamental design flaw
There's a fundamental problem with the concept of a "Date-Holidays-UK" module. o The United Kingdom (country code 'uk') comprises Great Britain and Northern Ireland. o Great Britain (country code 'gb') comprises England, Scotland, and Wales. Holidays are different in different parts of the United Kingdom. In fact, the DTI web site referred to in the module documentation (http://www.dti.gov.uk/er/bankhol.htm) makes this clear. o England and Wales share the same holidays. o Northern Ireland has different holidays. o Scotland, having its own devolved government, sets its own holidays which are different from anywhere else in the U.K. See http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library4/JD/CL/00018329.aspx So I'm afraid that the concept of a module for "U.K. holidays" is flawed. My current suggestion is to sub-divide the package, so we end up with: o Date::Holidays::UK::EnglandWales o Date::Holidays::UK::Scotland o Date::Holidays::UK::NorthernIreland The best way forward would seem to be to have country codes assigned for England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. But I can see that being a long way off... Regards, Andrew
From: LGODDARD@cpan.org
I agree and would like to see this implemented, along with updates to the dates listed. If the authors do not reply to this ticket within a week, would it be fair to perform the update and publish to CPAN?


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