The calendar functions are only available if you have compiled the calendar extension in dl/calendar. Read dl/README for instructions on using it.
The calendar extension presents a series of functions to simplify converting between different calendar formats. The intermediary or standard it is based on is the Julian Day Count. The Julian Day Count is a count of days starting way earlier than any date most people would need to track (somewhere around 4000bc). To convert between calendar systems, you must first convert to Julian Day Count, then to the calendar system of your choice. Julian Day Count is very different from the Julian Calendar! For more information on calendar systems visit http://genealogy.org/~scottlee/cal-overview.html. Excerpts from this page are included in these instructions, and are in quotes.