[rrd-developers] Re: Problem with time

Pavel Mores pvl at uh.cz
Mon Feb 4 11:49:35 MET 2002

On Sun, Feb 03, 2002 at 11:26:45PM +0100, Alex van den Bogaerdt wrote:

> Pavel Mores wrote:
> > I tried to follow the formal time syntax specification (in parsetime.c)
> > while making my changes.
> > 
> > Excuse me, but is "yyyymmdd hh:mm" supposed to be a valid
> > TIME-SPECIFICATION? Generally, if we don't use offset TIME-SPECIFICATION
> > is basically TIME-REFERENCE. Roughly speaking, TIME-REFERENCE is a
> > TIME-OF-DAY-SPEC followed by either of the DAY-SPEC flavors. So it
> > seems to me that the correct syntax should really be "hh:mm yyyymmdd"
> > but then again, I might be wrong.
> This format does indeed seem to be an exception.  It is however
> specified as, and I quote, "not quote standard, but I love this ..."
> in the documentation.
> It has been around a long time and it has the advantage that
> it is an auto-sorting time specification.
> I would really regret to see it go away, but if I'm alone ...

Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to step on anybody's toes. :-)  The format
is not listed in the formal specs so I didn't even know it existed. I'll
look into it some more.


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