Date.prototype.format

Marc Harter wavded at gmail.com
Fri May 27 09:21:51 PDT 2011


On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 11:08 AM, John Tamplin <jat at google.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 11:48 AM, Marc Harter <wavded at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> This may of been thrown though the ringer already but I thought I'd ask.
>>
>> http://blog.stevenlevithan.com/archives/date-time-format
>>
>> This is some awesome work on date formatting.  What do we think about
>> having a native Date Format implementation in es.next?  Complications?
>>  Seems like this a very commonly needed option.  Especially w/ SSJS
>> now getting more popular.
>
> See http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?id=strawman:i18n_api

Thanks!

> Note that it is rarely useful to format with a fixed pattern, because
> different locales have different norms for ordering of the fields,
> separators, etc.

By fixed pattern do you mean like  d.format('YY/mm/dd')?  If so,
doesn't that allow for more expressive power?

> --
> John A. Tamplin
> Software Engineer (GWT), Google
>



-- 
Marc (@wavded)


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