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Re: a function for string splitting

From: Daniel Jensen
Subject: Re: a function for string splitting
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 16:56:36 +0100
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"Luis O. Silva" <> writes:

> I'm writing a function for translating dates in the form of a
> string into Spanish and Russian. For example, you have:
> "Thu, 21 Nov 2002 16:05:50 -0600 (CST)"

You might want to use format-time-string instead. To get the above
date form but with localized month and day names, you would use:

(format-time-string "%a, %e %b %Y %H:%M:%S %z (%Z)")

> Within my function I used a `let' expression of the form:
> (let ((day (substring "Thu, 21 Nov 2002 16:05:50 -0600 (CST)" 0 3))
>        (month (substring "Thu, 21 Nov 2002 16:05:50 -0600 (CST)" 8 11)))
>        ...)
> All works fine provided that there isn't any date with
> one-digit day, i. e., "Fri, 8 Nov 2002 11:56:37 -0500 (CST)"
> My question is what function I could use for correctly
> splitting the string.

There is actually a split-string function.

Daniel Jensen
> (format (concat "mailto:"; "%s@%s.%s") "daniel" "bigwalter" "net")

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