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From "Thomas Christen" <...@active.ch>
Subject AW: TStamp - custom formats
Date Tue, 02 Jan 2001 12:28:00 GMT
I'd greatly appreciate if my patch finally would be applied.

Regards
Thomas
> -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Rob Oxspring [mailto:roxspring@yahoo.com]
> Gesendet am: Samstag, 30. Dezember 2000 19:14
> An: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> Betreff: Re: TStamp - custom formats
>
> The locale in the TODAY property is currently hard-coded to US but the
> pattern is also hard coded as "MMMM d yyyy" so I'm not sure why the locale
> is mentioned.  This could be changed to default to java's LONG US format,
> but I *think* that Java takes this information from the OS, and
> in Windows,,
> at least, you can change the long format to be whatever you choose.  I
> really don't want to break the default behaviour and so would
> like to avoid
> playing with the existing properties.  However maybe an alternative to
> specifying a pattern for a date property would be to specify [locale and]
> size attributes and let java handle the rest; does anybody want this?
>
> Concerning other tstamp patches:  I haven't been hanging around
> ant-dev for
> that long so sorry if i've reinvented the wheel.  I've just had a quick
> trawl through the ant-dev archives and have spotted the patch from Thomas
> Christen to allow fields with offset date/times, presumably this was the
> first patch?  I haven't been able to find any others, so what did
> the Scott
> Carlson one do? I'm quite happy to take the three patches away and merge
> them together, especially since I want to alter mine to stop it overriding
> existing properties anyway.
>
> Rob
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Marvin Greenberg" <MGreenberg@Eidea.com>
> To: <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> Sent: Friday, December 29, 2000 12:39 AM
> Subject: RE: TStamp - custom formats
>
>
> > Although this is useful in its own right, isn't the "correct" thing
> > to do to add an attribute to tstamp that changes the locale for the
> > TODAY variable or, better, use DateFormat in a way that respects the
> > locale? See DateFormat.getDateInstance(DateFormat.MEDIUM) and
> > DateFormat in general.
> >
> > Marvin
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Diane Holt [mailto:holtdl@yahoo.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2000 7:01 PM
> > To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: TStamp - custom formats
> >
> >
> > Very cool. I'm already usin' it, and lovin' it.
> >
> > Nicely done! -- Hope it gets committed,
> > Diane
> >
> > --- Rob Oxspring <roxspring@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > I've just modified my copy of the Tstamp task, and thought others may
> > > want to use/commit it.  It adds the capability of creating properties
> > > with any format that the SimpleDateFormat class can handle.
> This means
> > > that we are no longer restricted to the US style (eg UK) and can add
> > > other stuff such as zimetone and era (should anybody have a
> need!). The
> > > default behaviour is unchanged, and the only downside is that it sets
> > > properties just as the rest of Tstamp does and does not tread
> carefully
> > > as the property task does - is this a problem?. The extended
> syntax is:
> > >
> > > <tstamp>
> > >     <property name="TODAY_UK" pattern="d MMMM yyyy">
> > > </tstamp>
> > >
> > > This will add a property TODAY_UK to the project with the value in the
> > > format: "28 December 2000"
> > >
> > > Hope its useful
> > >
> > > Rob
>
>
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