Proposed new KDateTime class

Michaƫl Larouche michael.larouche at
Fri Nov 11 15:14:52 GMT 2005

David Jarvie wrote:
> On Tuesday 08 Nov 2005 22:40, Nicolas Goutte wrote:
>> On Tuesday 08 November 2005 23:00, David Jarvie wrote:
>>> Now that the time zone classes have been updated, there is a need to be
>>> able to handle date/times which have an associated time zone. I attach a
>>> proposed new kdecore class, KDateTime, which represents a date/time with
>>> an associated time zone. The aim is to make time zone handling as
>>> automatic as possible when manipulating dates and times. Its interface is
>>> very similar to QDateTime, but it is not inherited from QDateTime mainly
>>> because QDateTime's methods are not virtual.
>>> The code compiles, but I until I finish the test program is untested.
>>> Note that if the new class is committed, the time zone classes will need
>>> to be amended to handle the new class.
>>> Comments please. (Note that I am going away and won't be able to respond
>>> for a few days.)
>> Do you plan something like QDateTime::toString and QDateTime::fromString
>> for ISO dates, including time zone handling?
>> (Also, I am not sure how flexible such functions need to be, I would need
>> such them for KBabel saving and loading Gettext PO files.)
> Yes, it would be a good idea. There would need to be an extension to the 
> format codes to be able to specify where and in what format the time zone 
> should appear. I suggest that the default format would append the abbreviated 
> code for the time zone to the end of the string.
A support of GLIBC time formatting 
like the one used in strftime()  would be a nice addition to this class.

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