[PATCH 2/2] Add std.rfc1123() to convert a formatted datetime to VCL_TIME

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Dec 15 21:12:08 CET 2014

In message <CAJV_h0YFuL+OMcFckxAd+D9noX__aPRyLK17WA4m5Cm6f-XdQg at mail.gmail.com>
, Federico Schwindt writes:

>I thought about this and decided to go for rfc1123() as time() would
>indicate a TIME input with .integer(), .ip() and .real().

I simply don't grok that.

The idea behind the conversion functions is

	std.${typename}(${convert_this}, ${use_this_if_you_cant})

Nothing prevents

	std.time("Mon Dec 15 20:11:04 UTC 2014", std.now())
	std.time("1418674264", std.now())

from giving the same result ?

>The other options I had in mind were datetime() and date() but I liked
>rfc1123() best.

I really hate rfc1123 as a name...

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