[ic] time and convert_date oddities
paul at gishnetwork.com
Mon Aug 8 04:48:15 UTC 2011
> Mike says...> Quoting Paul Jordan (paul at gishnetwork.com):
> > I was noticing some differences of using "%X" in the below, and
> > found an additional head scratcher.
> > Test code:
> > [time fmt="%X"]<br />
> > [convert_date fmt="%X"][time fmt="%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S"][/convert_date]
> > [convert_date fmt="%X"]2011-08-07 12:34:56[/convert_date]
> > Produces this:
> > 02:51:44
> > 02:51:00 AM
> > 12:34:00 PM
> > The first thing I notice is that AM/PM is added when using
> > convert_date, and the docs don't show %X as outputting this. The
> > second thing I notice is that the seconds place is always 00 for
> > convert_date. I don't need the seconds in this case, I'm just trying
> > to be complete in my observations.
> > Are these expected, bugs, or am I misunderstanding some usage?
> What I don't understand is why you want to use %X. It's behavior
> is indeterminate as far as Interchange or Perl is concerned -- it's
> the OS doing what it does.
I just thought I could use it in formatting dates and times as per: http://docs.icdevgroup.org/cgi-bin/online/glossary/time.html I had to abandon it because I needed something more reliable like %H:%M:%S. Paul
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