today is March 1, 2021
yesterday was February 28, 2021
one year ago today was:
@dirt I feel like you've asked that question the right way around for a clear answer. If one year ago from March 1, 2021 was Feb 29, 2020, then one year ago Nov 1, 2021 is October 31, 2020 because we'd be one day off for the whole year.
@dirt March 1st 2021? obviously? like? otherwise there is nothing 1 year from february 29th 2020 and that would be wild?
@dirt There are many different possible valid answers depending what you wish to count as a day or a year.
@dirt The way I see this is:
"Year ago today" from March 1st is always March 1st of previous year.
But "year from now" starting from February 29th is either March 1st (if it's something like a deadline so you get 28 days in February each time) or 28th (if it's e.g. a birthday, where keeping the month the same year after year is practical or where mentally setting it as "last day of February" feels right or makes the most sense).
@dirt I also hold that time is a lie perpetuated by ourselves to create some sort of order and organisation in the chaos of the universe. And we shouldn't get too dogmatic about enforcing it.
Teatime is anytime, dammit.
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