Converting times

JonathanC at ag.nsw.gov.au JonathanC at ag.nsw.gov.au
Wed Nov 5 18:57:36 EST 2003


[Firstly, thanks Sarah<sarahr at genesearch.com.au> for your answers about 
plugins and modes etc. ("Re: Pointer tool not working"). My Launcher stack 
was set to open at startup as a palette, not a modeless window. It's 
starting to make sense.]

Anyway, I've got another question now:

I have written a stack that converts a user-entered time to seconds (to 
test that it's a valid time) then back to short time (to standardise it). 
It works fine in HyperCard, but in Revolution, it adds an hour!

I tried this is the multi-line message box:

ask "Enter a time:" with "8:17 am"
convert it to secs
convert it to short time
answer it

... and the result was "9:17 am"

Then I tried this:

ask "Enter a time:" with "8:17 am"
convert it to dateItems
convert it to short time
answer it

... and the result was "10:17 am"!

Finally I tried this:

ask "Enter a time:" with "8:17 am"
convert it to dateItems
answer it

... and the result was "2003,11,6,9,17,0,5" (i.e. 9:17 am )!!

What's going on here?

Jonathan Cooper
Manager of Information / Website
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia
http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au

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