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Language Independent Interface For Converting A Character String For Date and Time Into A Time Structure

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014901D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a language independent service that parses date and time localization information including weekend and work day specifications for storage in an internal structure. The service has been defined to exploit localization information for the first work day of the week, the first day of the weekend, the second day of the weekend and a discriminator for a half day as the first day of a weekend. This service relies on a locale to provide localization at run time to cater to local preferences. The service is designed as a procedure call to allow its use by a wide number of programming languages on a variety of processing platforms. The syntax of the service (ACEEFSTD is: void ACEEFSTD [Locale_Handle], String_in, Format, Time_And_Date, Result, [fc] ACEE_HANDLE *Locale_Handle; VSTRING *String_in; VSTRING *Format; TD_STRUCT *Time_And_Date; INT4 *Result; FEED_BACK *fc;