Documentation for method daycount

Documentation for method daycount, assembled from the following types:

role Dateish

From Dateish

(Dateish) method daycount

Defined as:

method daycount(Dateish:D: --> Int:D)

Returns the number of days from the epoch Nov. 17, 1858 to the day of the invocant. The daycount returned by this method is the MJD, i.e. the Modified Julian Day, which is used routinely by e.g. astronomers, geodesists, scientists and others. The MJD convention is designed to facilitate simplified chronological calculations.

say Date.new('1995-09-27').daycount;    # OUTPUT: «49987␤»