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Re: [Nmh-workers] date math -- format help???

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] date math -- format help???
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:53:07 -0500

Bob wrote:

> By the way, there seems to be a formatting bug with "zone"
> when specifying wide fields with "leading" zeros.  For example,
> if you specify the Date: field this way
>      Date:formatfield="%<(nodate{text})%{text}%|%(pretty{text})%(void(szone{t
> ext}))%<(eq
> 1) %(date2local{text})%08(zone{text})%>%>"
> You get
>      Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:24:30 -0500 0000-480
> I'm guessing negative integers were not expected by the
> padding function?  And perhaps it was also fixed with 1.6
> (or afterward)?

It hasn't been fixed.  1.6 does provide fmttest -trace, which helps
isolate the problem.  The number formatting function pads after
inserting the - sign, ooops.  I'll fix it tonight.


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