Consider date formatting

Matthew Robb matthewwrobb at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 13:41:44 UTC 2017


I just mean to say that it makes more sense as a userland lib outside of
the context of browsers.


- Matthew Robb

On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 9:35 AM, Michael Kriegel <
michael.kriegel at actifsource.com> wrote:

> Actually I used it in node.js today - where using/deploying another lib is
> less "painful" - agreed. Still I don't think it is browser scope only...
>
> On 21.09.2017 14:59, Matthew Robb wrote:
>
> +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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