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Re: encode-time vs decode-time

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: encode-time vs decode-time
Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 13:33:50 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Was this inspection done on Emacs' own code, or also outside Emacs?
> Lars didn't say. I assume he meant Emacs's own code.


> One alternative would be to leave decode-time's API unchanged from
> Emacs 26 and put the new functionality into a new function, say
> "time-calendrical". While we're at it, we could call the data
> structure that the new function returns a "calendrical timestamp"
> instead of a "decoded timestamp", and rename the recently-added
> functions make-decoded-time, decoded-time-hour, decoded-time-year
> etc. to make-calendrical-time, calendrical-hour, calendrical-year,
> etc.

I agree; calling these things encoded/decoded time isn't very clear
terminology.  "calendrical" is a mouthful, though.  And "calendar" would
imply that it belongs in the calendar package, perhaps...

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