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This article was voted for deletion twice: in 2004 and in 2006. Dzied Bulbash (talk) 00:33, 15 September 2009 (UTC)


  • 18:01, 13 September 2007 Jaranda (talk | contribs) deleted "Programmer's Day" ‎ (CSD A7: Article about subject that does not assert significance.)
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Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was not moved. Jafeluv (talk) 06:48, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Programmers' DayProgrammer's Day — Correct title in Russian of an official holiday: День программиста - singular not plural. Dzied Bulbash (talk) 00:38, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

As often, Russian and English idiom differs. The English text of Medvedev's declaration uses the possessive plural, as is English custom; this honors all programmers, not each person his own programmer. If you think it important, add the difference in idiom to the article. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 15:44, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Yup, the official English sources use the term "Programmers' Day", so that it should be. Since the correct Russian spelling is also provided in the article, it should be enough. --Koveras  05:51, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, I didn't realize this is a standard form in English. Dzied Bulbash (talk) 21:36, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

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Recommend Page to be Deleted[edit]

I haven't received a gift, and apparently nobody but programers who visit wiki know about this holiday, which represent about 0.000000000....(256 0's)2 percent of the human population. Programmer's Day isn't real, delete this article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:51, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

So because you don't have it, it isn't real? By your logic I don't think Florida is real! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:1B8:10:14:0:0:0:FEED (talk) 08:59, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Correction on the grounds for the 256th day[edit]

Statement on article: "The number 256 (2^8) was chosen because it is the number of distinct values that can be represented with an eight-bit byte, a value well-known to programmers"

An unsigned 8-bit value can go as high as 255. For 256 to be represented one needs 9 bits. It can however hold 256 values (0 - 255).

I don't know whether the mentioned statement was meant as is. If it indeed meant to pick the highest power of 2 below 365, then okay, 256 makes sense -- but in this case, mentioning the 8-bit value is wrong (as 256 takes 9 bits). If the purpose however was to pick the highest representation on an 8-bit value, then it should have been 255, or at least mention that 'as we don't have day 0 out of a year, we assume all values are shifted by 1 and we get 256 instead of 255' -- no idea how you guys wanna make up for it, but the article should indeed be edited to reflect whatever the motivation was. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:59, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

  • Its a mixed can of worms - often in counting, computers use 0..n-1 vs 1..n, and the programmer makes the necessary conversion of +1 when displaying it. So to non-programmers, 255 would be displayed as (talk) 14:30, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
Yeah... that doesn't remedy what the original statement says. If that is indeed the rationale, it should be said so. Stating that 256 can be represented by 8 bits is wrong. (talk) 00:21, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Official holiday in Russia[edit]

In the article is stated that on September 11, 2009 an executive order on a new professional holiday celebrating the Programmers' Day was signed. On the other hand, I see no sign of it among the Public holidays in Russia. Can someone verify the russian references about it, please? --Soujak (talk) 11:34, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

  • It's a secular holdiay with working day. (talk) 05:14, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

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