Absolutely. Now that I know this exists I completely agree with you. Would rather not muck up the Date api any more than it already is and the separation makes more sense. Thanks, all. -Jon- On Feb 20, 2013, at 3:08 PM, Norbert Lindenberg <ecmascript at lindenbergsoftware.com> wrote: > Jon, Andrew: would a method similar to that operation address your needs?