Re: policy around 'wontfix' bug tag
- Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2018 08:22:23 -0500
- From: Michael Stone <mstone@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: policy around 'wontfix' bug tag
On Mon, Feb 05, 2018 at 12:48:45AM +1300, Richard Hector wrote:
In which case, it should refuse to accept '4/2/2018' at all, right?
It can't, that would break working scripts. This is the heart of the
problem: we know the parser is horrible, confusing, and irregular, but
any attempt to change it will break lots of stuff that depends on the
On Sun, Feb 04, 2018 at 01:32:18PM +0100, Nicolas George wrote:
The date parser is quite convenient, I use it frequently for small dates
calculations, and I am not alone in that at all. That disproves the fact
that it is a "complete misfeature".
But a better parser would allow the same functionality, without being
confusing, inconsistent, and hard to maintain. So yes, I'll stand by