[Haskell-cafe] Catching up on Time and Directory

Michael Snoyman michael at snoyman.com
Tue Nov 16 07:42:42 EST 2010

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 12:30 PM, Jon Fairbairn
<jon.fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> I'm probably terribly out of date with this, so I wonder if
> anyone can save me the bother of working out what the
> /preferred/ libraries are for (a) determining the
> last-modified-time of a file or directory and (b) manipulating
> the resulting time datum.
> I can find System.Directory.getModificationTime and
> Data.Time.formatTime, but using them together seems unduly
> awkward.

Well, if it makes you feel any better: yes, it seems that you're doing
it the right way, and yes the right way is awkward. Perhaps it's time
to deprecate old-time and get directory to use the time datatypes
directly? While we're at it, maybe we could deprecate old-locale as
well. It's always awkward starting a new project and importing an
old-* library immediately...


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