Convert date

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Fri Jul 14 11:13:28 EDT 2023

I beg to differ. Again, Livecode is a way to build both the tools and the product made by those tools. Livecode is NOT a collection of every conceivable tool for everything everyone wants to do. No language is. 

I think the LC dev team is far more useful to everyone if they focus on completing the projects they already have, and squashing the long standing and pervasive bugs that exist. 

I think if there is a fairly easy way to create the tool you need with the codeset you now have, then you would need a compelling reason, like dramatic performance increases to justify building it into the engine. 

Bob S

> On Jul 14, 2023, at 4:08 AM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Yes to this. I have, lot so many developer, a set of functions to translate to and from this date format.
> We can all write our own or use ones others have provided, but it would be nice if this was built into the language.
> On 7/13/2023 10:59 PM, Neville Smythe via use-livecode wrote:
>> Jacque: Nice! Particularly as a demonstration of the variety of ways to achieve an objective in LC and different coding styles. I’ll add the snippets to my own version.
>> The ISO date (aka sql date) format is my favourite because it avoids the ambiguity of the English/American ordering of day, month and mostly because it works for sorting. I could wish it were universally adopted.
>> Neville Smythe

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