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From: Scott (cheesy4poofs_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-04 08:41:20

> I suspect that it's a plot by the date_time author to keep
> people from using time_t ;-)
> Seriously though, while your function will work for some
> times, there are issues:
> 1) ptime can represent dates prior to 1970-1-1 and after 2038
> (or wherever the upper bound of time_t is). Probably need an
> exception for these cases on the conversion.
> 2) ptime can represent times with less than 1 second
> resolution. Maybe the function should round instead of
> truncating in case the time is
> 2006-May-04 00:00:00.999999?
> So if you're sure your application doesn't care about any of
> these issues than the function above should be fine.
> Jeff

Thanks for the super quick reply. That's the fastest response I've gotten
from this list! :)

My application is dealing with retrieving TCP/IP packets stored on disk,
which are in time_t. But I use boost to convert a user readable date into
packet time. In this particular case, the truncating is okay. I removed
the date vetting code for clarity.


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