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digitalmars.D.learn - Is unix time function in wrong module?

reply Martin <martin.brzenska googlemail.com> writes:
Hi,

shouldn't the unix time functions be in std.datetime.Date and 
std.datetime.DateTime instead of std.datetime.SysTime?

The documentation states:
- "std.datetime.systime for a point in time with a timezone."
- "std.datetime.date for points in time without timezones."

Unix epoch is 00:00:00 UTC on 1 January 1970 - and UTC is a 
standard, not a timezone.
if i am not mistaken timezones getting applied on UTC - so i do 
not understand why the unix time functions are in the modules 
which are "timezone aware" and not in the modules without a 
timezone awareness.
May 19
parent =?UTF-8?Q?Ali_=c3=87ehreli?= <acehreli yahoo.com> writes:
On 5/19/21 12:18 PM, Martin wrote:

 shouldn't the unix time functions be in std.datetime.Date and
 std.datetime.DateTime instead of std.datetime.SysTime?
I wouldn't expect those modules to publicly import unix time function. Such functions are found under the core.sys package: import std.stdio; import core.sys.linux.time; // This is publicly imported by core.sys.linux.time: // import core.sys.posix.time; void main() { time_t t; writeln(time(&t)); writeln(t); } The problem is, the location for these functions are not well documented. So, I simply grep under /usr/include/dmd and it usually works. Ali
May 19