[Haskell-cafe] Catching up on Time and Directory

Antoine Latter aslatter at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 08:00:21 EST 2010

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 6:42 AM, Michael Snoyman <michael at snoyman.com> wrote:
> 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 I'm probably terribly out of date with this, so I wonder if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...

What is the replacement for old-locale? I've used it and not known I
should have been using something better.


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