QIF/CSV import date parsing code

Benjamin Sperisen lasindi at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 06:39:46 EDT 2007

Hi Chintan,

I think I'm at the point with the CSV import where I would be ready to
integrate a date parser that could be used by both the QIF and CSV
imports, so I was just wondering how far you are as far as date
parsing code is concerned. I'm happy to write the date parsing
function, but I thought I better check with you to make sure we don't
independently write the same code twice. ;-)

So, if you've already started on one, just tell me and I'll start
tracking it. If not, is it alright with you if I write it? It would
probably have a prototype like:

time_t gnc_parse_date(char* str, int format);

where format is in an enumeration containing the formats d-m-y, m-d-y,
y-m-d, and y-d-m. (See Derek's email for how it would work:
This does depend, however, on how big of a problem the issue Thomas
raised is (https://lists.gnucash.org/pipermail/gnucash-devel/2007-July/020950.html).

In any case, just let me know what you think.


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