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Re: [PATCH]: Re: Date processing should be more flexible

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-07-05 21:19:15 CEST

Christopher Ness <chris@nesser.org> writes:
> > Is this stricter-than-ANSI parsing intentional?
>
> I believe it is.
> As for why, I'm not sure - but have some opinions.
>
> Maybe Branko Cibej, Karl Fogel, or Philip Martin will have something to
> say about it.
>
> The issue tracker logs this back to 2001:
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=408

I don't have the mail thread handy, but what happened is that we
decided it was better to start out conservative, and then *add* date
formats as they were needed, than to start out parsing a huge range of
date formats -- not all of which we even knew! -- and then have to
support all of them, complete with bugs if any, forever and ever.

So, we can add support for new date formats as we like. Is a
particular new format being proposed here?

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