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Re: Emacs Lisp date/time functions and RFC 3339?

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp date/time functions and RFC 3339?
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2006 13:41:51 +0100
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address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:

> Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:
>> "T. V. Raman" <address@hidden> writes:
>>> The date/time handling functions in Emacs ---
>>> calendar/time-date.el, together with the primitives for
>>> encode-time and decode-time do not handle this format well, nor
>>> does format-time-string.
>> In which way does format-time-string not handle that format?
> E.g.  %z => -0800   whereas the rfc requests -08:00

GNU date supports %:z, %::z and %:::z, should be easy to add that to

> Also for UTC, %z => 0000 whereas the rfc requests Z

If you know that you are formatting UTC you can just put the Z in the
format string.  The use of Z for UTC is not mandated.


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