GNU bug report logs - #27482
date: add support for words: "one", "two", etc.

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Package: coreutils; Severity: wishlist; Reported by: 積丹尼 Dan Jacobson <jidanni@HIDDEN>; dated Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:32:02 UTC; Maintainer for coreutils is bug-coreutils@HIDDEN.
Changed bug title to 'date: add support for words: "one", "two", etc.' from 'date: minus and ago in same sentence' Request was from Assaf Gordon <assafgordon@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.
Severity set to 'wishlist' from 'normal' Request was from Assaf Gordon <assafgordon@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.

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From: =?utf-8?B?56mN5Li55bC8?= Dan Jacobson <jidanni@HIDDEN>
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Subject: date: minus and ago in same sentence
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:53:29 +0800
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I got an idea.
Please parse "one", "two", "three".... (lower and upper case folded too.)
1. Because it is proper English. "1 day ago" is cellphone English.
2. Because there can't be that many of them... (seventy-three,
seventy-four... well they are made up of other components...)
3. Because it will avoid the user getting these surprising results,
$ date -d 'two weeks ago'
date: invalid date =E2=80=98two weeks ago=E2=80=99
$ date -d 'now - two weeks ago'
date: invalid date =E2=80=98now - two weeks ago=E2=80=99
$ date -d 'now - 2 weeks ago'
Sun Jul  9 18:39:23 CST 2017

Or just catch the error of "-" and "ago" in the same sentence.

Or perhaps warn on (info "(coreutils) Relative items in date strings")
about minus and ago...




Acknowledgement sent to 積丹尼 Dan Jacobson <jidanni@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-coreutils@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-coreutils@HIDDEN:
bug#27482; Package coreutils. Full text available.
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