[erlang-questions] timestamp conversion (Spam Message)
Peter W. Morreale
Sat Apr 16 01:35:03 CEST 2011
On Fri, 2011-04-15 at 16:15 -0700, Steve Davis wrote:
> I've not exhaustively tested this but a direct comparison of the list
> (though I prefer binary text representations for a whole raft of
> reasons)... should work for you.
> e.g. given the string format (esp. length) is known to be exactly the
> L1 = "2011-04-15T23:00:48Z"
> L2 = "2011-04-15T23:00:53Z"
> 4> L1 < L2.
> 5> L1 > L2.
I get it.
Thank you to all who responded.
> On Apr 15, 5:13 pm, "Peter W. Morreale" <pmorre...@REDACTED> wrote:
> > This may be embarrassingly simple, but I am struggling with it...
> > I need compare string timestamps for dealing with expiration. In some
> > cases it may another string timestamp, in others it will be against the
> > current time.
> > The string timestamps will always have the format:
> > Year-Month-DayTHour:Min:SecZ"
> > I think I want to convert to integer seconds, however even then its not
> > clear to me how to perform the comparison, although I think this is a
> > case for using the "if" expression.
> > Please be gentle, I'm still new to Erlang.
> > Thanks much
> > -PWM
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