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Re: Question about parse-time-string and date-to-time

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Question about parse-time-string and date-to-time
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:18:01 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:

> A conundrum:
> parse-time-string accepts a string representing a date, and parses it
> into a list of time elements, with nil for the unknowns.
> date-to-time calls parse-time-string and passes the result straight to
> encode-time, to produce a time value.
> encode-time accepts series of time elements, and raises an error if any
> of them are nil.
> I might be missing something, but I don't see how date-to-time could
> ever work. Wouldn't it always have to replace the nils with zeros before
> passing the result to encode time?

Or maybe time elements with nils for any of day/month/year are simply
considered invalid? 

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