Re: GDA_Date??

Chris Wiegand wrote:

> At 11:16 AM 4/5/00 +0200, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
> >Chris Wiegand wrote:
> >
> >> I'm fixing up some stuff in the MySQL server as far as date/time handling,
> >> however, I can't seem to figure out what GDA_Date appears to be a
> >> long value, however, it isn't documented what that is (ie. GDA_Date ?=
> >> seconds since epoch, GDA_Date ?= seconds since 1900?). I figured other the
> >> others, they're pretty straightforward. :)
> >>
> >
> >It is a long value, but its contents are not yet specified. This is one of
> >the values that is missing, so what suggestions you've got for this type?
> >What should it contain?
> Hmm....I'm thinking a long value of the seconds since 1/1/70 12:00 UTC
> (aka. the time_t thing, although that might be the struct, it's been a
> month since I've used it...) That is a pretty standard time-like variable
> used in programming, and is easier for programs to work with than a string
> (there are date/time functions in, hm.. stdlib.h or unistd.h or time.h, I
> think).

I vote as well for time_t-like values. Vivien? Stephan? Nick?


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