[REBOL] Re: how do I get ampm format for time?
From: carl:cybercraft at: 19-Jan-2001 22:08
You can extract hours, minutes and seconds from a time value...
>> a-time: 17:40
which can make things simplier. So...
am-pm: func [time] [
ap: to-string time
either hour < 12 [ap: join ap "AM"][ap: join ap "PM"]
if hour > 12 [replace ap to-string hour to-string (hour - 12)]
if hour = 0 [replace ap to-string hour to-string 12]
This seems to work, though I'm sure others can improve on it.
On 19-Jan-01, Bob Racko wrote:
> how do I format dates to am/pm format
> like: "hh:mm pm EST"
> is there a more succinct way to write this?
> time-ampm: func [ dt ]
> [ rejoin [
> ; handle hh:mm part
> ( replace ( copy/part (
> rejoin [
> (either dt/time < 10:00 [ "0" ] [ "" ]) ; hh:mm vs [h]h:mm
> either dt/time > 12:59:59
> [ mold dt/time - 12:00 ]
> [ mold dt/time ]
> ) 5 ) "00:" "12:" ) ; midnite-1am is special
> ; handle " pm EST" parts
> either dt/time > 11:59:59
> [ " pm" ]
> [ " am" ]
> " EST"
> yes this does the job, perhaps a mold could be factored out
> and some parens are not needed. now the challenge
> is to write something that handles the exceptions
> with less code. this version allows coding by deletion
> since the two parts hh:mm vs am/pm indicator
> are treated separately and simply concatenated.