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Re: changes (bugs?) in date --date=

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: changes (bugs?) in date --date=
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 19:03:32 -0800
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"Gus Michel" <address@hidden> writes:

> (Besides the source) is there any documentation to reliably predict
> what is meant by date strings which mix [partial] absolute time
> references and relative ones?

Sorry, no.  Perhaps some day we can all come to a consensus on what
that sort of string should mean, or better yet, come up with an
easily-understood syntax that disambiguates the possibilities.  In the
mean time, the behavior is not documented for weird starings like
that, and users shouldn't depend on the behavior.

Personally, strings like '-4 days sat' make my head spin....

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