diary at Telent Netowrks

New release (0.4) of net-telent-date#

Sun, 24 Aug 2003 02:27:40 +0000

New release (0.4) of net-telent-date. I always feel slightly guilty about the name of this package: I named it when I was on a bit of a "all packages should have guaranteed-unique names, and using the dns is the best way to ensure this" kick, but most of the actual code in it is in fact lifted from CMUCL, so calling it something with 'telent' in the name is in a certain light tantamount to passing off. Oh well.

Anyway, new function universal-time-to-rfc2822-date, which attempts to do local time. It follows the existing practice of decode-universal-time for its argument list, which essentially means there are only two ways to use it that don't require a teatowel wrapped around the neck to avoid dribbling brain on the floor:

  1. without the optional argument, you get local time
  2. with 0 as the optional argument, you get UTC (or GMT)