From: pwawood::mango::net::my at: 17-Jan-2005 11:54
I have just submitted a script to the library that converts a date according
to a strict interpration of the RFC 822 standard which I believe is used in
MIME encoding. I called it to-fussy-idate.
I have used the RFC 822 acronym UT for the time offset. In more modern
standards the acronym UTC appears to be used. RFC 822 allows GMT to be used
as an alternative. Would it better to use GMT rather than UT as the acronym
I concentrated on getting a working function and haven't looked at
optimising the function. On a test of converting 10,000 dates, it was just
under 20 per cent slower than the built-in to-idate mezzanine function. I'm
sure that to-fussy idate could be improved and welcome any comments.