Issues with storage of data in stack

Monte Goulding monte at appisle.net
Sun Mar 25 17:38:46 EDT 2018



> On 24 Mar 2018, at 7:23 am, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> Apparently he submitted a pull request last year for what seems like a very nice solution, using formatting strings:
> https://github.com/livecode/livecode/pull/5433 <https://github.com/livecode/livecode/pull/5433>
> 
> This was per this BZ request:
> https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=18150 <https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=18150>
> 
> Not sure what happened to that.  Seems like it would be a great option.

Basically that PR is something I did on a weekend that wasn’t really on the radar. I got interested because I was doing the AWS script library so was working with ISO dates. Anyway, we had some discussion internally about whether we should expose ICU date formatting strings rather than continue with the ones described by the dateFormat (which is what I did in my PR). The advantage or ICU strings is that many languages use them so the chance of copy/paste from somewhere online doing what you want is pretty high. However because the dateFormat exists we weren’t overly sure how to proceed there and so we moved on ;-)

Cheers

Monte


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