[R] ISOdate() and strptime()
jasont at indigoindustrial.co.nz
Sat Nov 15 07:17:02 CET 2003
Thomas Lumley wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Nov 2003, Simon Fear wrote:
>>Is the behaviour of ISOtime() and strptime() determined by ISO
>>or POSIX standard? Seems not to fit R's "no nannying" policy
> It's determined by your operating system, so you're complaining to the
> wrong people.
And since R is written to be portable across multiple OSs, you might get
an idea how tricky this becomes. Hence the "iron fist" approach to date
handling. Believe me, I've programmed date handling - it's always a
terrible, nasty, messy business when international locales and different
operating systems clash. I'm stunned it's as good as it is, subtle
traps and all.
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