Parse Time using

Jonathan M Davis jmdavisProg at
Wed Jan 12 10:25:31 PST 2011

On Wednesday, January 12, 2011 07:29:39 Mandeep Singh Brar wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there a way to parse a Time string like 15:45 to a Date structure.
> Parse method in returns it as invalid. As a hack it works by
> prepending it with something like 1-1-1970. But is there a cleaner
> way to it.

That wouldn't really make sense. It's holds a _date_ and time, not just a time. 
And just glancing at the implementation, it doesn't look like it can do it. The 
new std.datetime would allow you to parse it as a time into a 
std.datetime.TimeOfDay, but that just made it into svn, so it won't be out until 
the next release (unless you grab the svn version and build it yourself). is pretty buggy overall, so you need to be careful when using it 
anyway. std.datetime will be replacing it, and it's has _way_ more 
functionality, and, while likely not bug-free, works much better. But it's only 
in svn at the moment. So, for the moment, I'd advise either parsing the whole 
date and time with - even if it's only the time that you want - or just 
parsing it yourself, which is pretty easy, much as you shouldn't have to.

- Jonathan M Davis

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