Beyond POSIX time

dunbarx at dunbarx at
Fri Jan 8 22:09:45 EST 2016


I get the date you first put in. Tried several, all the way back to the battle of Hastings. All good  The negative seconds do the math as well as ordinary ones.

The thing went south when I tried the birth of Charlemangne. I suppose thee digit dates are not well received.


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Gaskin <ambassador at>
To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at>
Sent: Fri, Jan 8, 2016 5:54 pm
Subject: Beyond POSIX time

Try this:

on mouseUp
   put "1/1/69" into t
   convert t to secs
   convert t to short date
   put t
end mouseUp

Is there yet a convenient way to handle conversion of dates prior to 1/1/70?

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
  Ambassador at      

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