format date and includeSeconds

Sebastian Kügler sebas at
Mon Jul 28 23:51:27 BST 2008

On Monday 28 July 2008 15:58:54 Carles Pina i Estany wrote:
> > > In my opinion it should say 15:55, not 15:54.
> >
> > That is an incorrect way of handling time.  It is in the 54th minute,
> > not 55th minute.  :55 implies time of :55.0 to :55.59, nothing more
> > and nothing less.  It is exact and should not get rounded, regardless
> > if a second is displayed.  So I would say Kmail is doing it right.
> That was not what I was expecting as a user. So:
> a) or I have a very rare ideas, as user or
> b) you maybe are not right
> I guess that it's option a). I don't have any other reference than
> myself and I don't know what users expect or if what they expect
> is correct or not correct.

Imagine something happened on 1st of July 2008, would you say it happened in 
2009 then? Basically, it boils down to notations of date and time are periods, 
not points in time, therefore rounding doesn't make sense.
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