format date and includeSeconds

Matthew Woehlke mw_triad at
Wed Jul 30 22:25:40 BST 2008

Thiago Macieira wrote:
> On Monday 28 July 2008 15:58:54 Carles Pina i Estany wrote:
>>> 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
> I'll be rather blunt: you have very rare ideas. No offense meant, though.
> Everything else uses time truncation, not rounding. The only rounding that 
> happens is in human speech and at a level higher than minutes. (14:12 becomes 
> "quarter past 2" or something similar)

...or in KDE3 kicker's fuzzy clock :-). But I've never hear of, nor 
would expect, time rounding unless you're talking about such "fuzzy 
time". Truncation is indeed the rule.

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