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From: Gabriel Dos Reis (gdr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-18 04:43:26

Guillaume Melquiond <gmelquio_at_[hidden]> writes:

| In the case of a 1-dimension space, connected and convex set are
| equals: they are segments (or half-line or line or empty). Date
| manipulated by the date-time library are in a 1-dimension space (the
| real line) and periods are segments (non-empty bounded convex
| sets). So when you have two periods, the smallest period enclosing
| these two is also the convex hull of them. Hence the name I suggested.

that is fine for some mathematically oriented mind. However, it is a
terrible name.

-- Gaby

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