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Re: parsing a date

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: parsing a date
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 06:14:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:

>>> Which is not acceptable to `encode-time', because it requires integers,
>>> not nil. I can't believe this is quite this complicated: do I really
>>> have to replace all the nils with 0 myself?
>> (mapcar (lambda (x) (if x x 0)) (parse-time-string "2011-11-15"))
> Sure, it's doable, but it just seems odd that `parse-time-string'
> returns a structure that `encode-time' can't read!

I guess that the designers chose to differenciate among `zero' and `not
specified' on the output of parse-time-string.

As for `encode-time', it takes each date-time component as an argument,
not the output of parse-time-string, which is a list. OTOH,
`encode-time' could interpret arguments with value `nil' as `zero'.

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