Consider date formatting

Matthew Robb matthewwrobb at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 12:59:28 UTC 2017


+1 this sentiment

Raise your hand if you are using Moment.js in projects today?
Raise your hand if you ship the library wholesale?
Raise your hand if you use webpack tok strip out the locale files which add
sig. heft to your bundle?

Moment.js should be standardized...

HOWEVER: The language spec is likely the wrong place. This should probably
be a browser spec as the biggest motivation is going to be localization
which I find obnoxious to include in an often shipped defacto lib.


- Matthew Robb

On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 3:17 AM, Michael Kriegel <
michael.kriegel at actifsource.com> wrote:

> Quoting my initial posting:
>
> > I know there are libraries for that, but I think it is fundamental
> enough to put it into the standard instead.
>
> Isn't it legitimate to ask for a defacto-standard to become a real
> standard...
>
> On 21.09.2017 09:13, Bob Myers wrote:
>
> There are third-party libraries which are so widely-used as to be defacto
> standards.
> Bob
>
> On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 12:11 PM, Michael Kriegel <
> michael.kriegel at actifsource.com> wrote:
>
>> I would like to suggest to take up date formatting into the standard.
>> Either as optional format parameter on Date.prototype.toDateString() or as
>> a separate method Date.prototype.toFormattedDateString(format).
>>
>> format should be a string in the form as specified in
>> https://tc39.github.io/ecma262/#sec-date-time-string-format
>>
>> I know there are libraries for that, but I think it is fundamental enough
>> to put it into the standard instead.
>>
>> I hope this was not already discussed before and I just did not find the
>> thread.
>>
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