bww+ at transarc.com
Tue Jul 7 19:48:16 UTC 1992
> 1. What's the right way to handle the duration of events (such as "Lent"
> or "high tea")?
Might I suggest that as well as producing a "struct tm," the conversion
routine also provide some extra information about the date/time parsed.
This could include:
- indications of which fields were explicitly given -v- those
that assumed default values (e.g. "14:30" results in the next
[or previous] 14:30 with all fields except hours and minutes
- relative times [+ and -] to indicate durations (e.g., those
strings above, or "1:30+-5", "18:30+1:00", or "tommorrow at
noon for two hours") [kind of like DCE/DTS's idea of inaccuracy,
- some indication of repetition (e.g., "every third Wednesday"
or "every July 4th").
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