Date: 2006-03-31 07:36:42
Parsing date and time with custom patterns is possible via input facets, but it's a bit cumbersome. I suppose, that developers usually writes their own functions like this:
ptime pt = parse_date_time(str, format);
I think, that these functions should be incorporeted in the library. Maybe there are better syntaxes. For example:
ptime pt = ptime::parse(str, format);
ptime pt = lexical_cast<ptime>(str, format);
The same probably applies to formating output. But in that case the user can take individual elements of the value and format them with boost::format for example.
I can help with implementing these functions once the proper syntax would be arranged.
What do you think?
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