Parsing date and time specifications

Ketil Z. Malde
20 Dec 2002 09:07:51 +0100

Peter Simons <> writes:

> CalendarTime [...]
> TimeDiff [...]
> I briefly looked at the Posix module  [...]
> non-standard. *sigh* [...]

> Any suggestions what I could do?


I think it is widely agreed that the time and date structures in the
standard libraries are brok^H^H^H^Hslightly less than useful.

I suggest you feel free to rewrite it as you see fit, and then lobby
for its inclusion in the hierarchical libraries. 

(My preju^H^Hference would be to store a date-time internally in a
posix-like manner (seconds,microsecond since the epoch).)

If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants