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bug#311: parse-time-string fails on non-abbre month str


From: xah lee
Subject: bug#311: parse-time-string fails on non-abbre month str
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 15:32:45 -0700


This fails in getting the month string.
(parse-time-string "August 5, 2002.")

Kevin Rodgers also reported in gnu.emacs.help yesterday that it fails in getting full weekday names, and he provide a fix for that. (his message and code pasted below my sig)

  Xah
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∑ http://xahlee.org/

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Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.help
From: Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 22:17:49 -0600
Local: Thurs, May 22 2008 9:17 pm
Subject: Re: parsing time stamp

Johan Bockgård wrote:
> Xah <address@hidden> writes:
>> is there a function that parses a timestamp like “Monday, Nov. 28,
>> 1994” so that i can write a function to turn it into the format yyyy-
>> mm-dd?
> parse-time-string


(parse-time-string "Monday, Nov. 28, 1994")
=> (nil nil nil 28 11 1994 nil nil nil)
Odd that the leading "Monday, " yields nil DOW...  It turns out that is
due to the fact that the parse-time-weekdays variable only has
abbreviations (e.g. "mon"), just like parse-time-months.  Easy to fix:
(let ((parse-time-weekdays (append parse-time-weekdays
                                   '(("sunday" . 0)
                                     ("monday" . 1)
                                     ("tuesday" . 2)
                                     ("wednesday" . 3)
                                     ("thursday" . 4)
                                     ("friday" . 5)
                                     ("saturday" . 6)))))
   (parse-time-string "Monday, Nov. 28, 1994"))
=> (nil nil nil 28 11 1994 1 nil nil)
--
Kevin Rodgers
Denver, Colorado, USA


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