Class Strftime


  • public class Strftime
    extends Object
    Converts dates to strings using the same format specifiers as strftime Note: This does not mimic strftime perfectly. Certain strftime commands, are not supported, and will convert as if they were literals. Certain complicated commands, like those dealing with the week of the year probably don't have exactly the same behavior as strftime. These limitations are due to use SimpleDateTime. If the conversion was done manually, all these limitations could be eliminated. The interface looks like a subset of DateFormat. Maybe someday someone will make this class extend DateFormat.
    Author:
    Bip Thelin, Dan Sandberg
    • Constructor Detail

      • Strftime

        public Strftime​(String origFormat,
                        Locale locale)
        Create an instance of this date formatting class
        Parameters:
        origFormat - the strftime-style formatting string
        locale - the locale to use for locale-specific conversions
    • Method Detail

      • format

        public String format​(Date date)
        Format the date according to the strftime-style string given in the constructor.
        Parameters:
        date - the date to format
        Returns:
        the formatted date
      • getTimeZone

        public TimeZone getTimeZone()
        Get the timezone used for formatting conversions
        Returns:
        the timezone
      • convertDateFormat

        protected String convertDateFormat​(String pattern)
        Search the provided pattern and get the C standard Date/Time formatting rules and convert them to the Java equivalent.
        Parameters:
        pattern - The pattern to search
        Returns:
        The modified pattern
      • quote

        protected String quote​(String str,
                               boolean insideQuotes)
      • translateCommand

        protected boolean translateCommand​(StringBuilder buf,
                                           String pattern,
                                           int index,
                                           boolean oldInside)
        Try to get the Java Date/Time formatting associated with the C standard provided.
        Parameters:
        buf - The buffer
        pattern - The date/time pattern
        index - The char index
        oldInside - Flag value
        Returns:
        True if new is inside buffer