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Version 0.3.10 (2021-03-xx)

  • A new documentation site was added.

  • Continuous Integration now uses run.sh from r-ci with bspm

  • Logical input vectors are now recognised as an error (#121)

Version 0.3.9 (2020-08-26)

  • Skip one test file that is impossible to run across different CRAN setups, and life is definitely too short for these games.

  • Change remaining http:// to https:// because, well, you know.

Version 0.3.8 (2020-07-23)

  • A small utility function was added to detect the Linux distribution used in order to fine-tune tests once more.

  • Travis now uses Ubuntu \'bionic\' and R 4.0.*.

Version 0.3.7 (2020-01-20)

  • Test and possibly condition away one more test file.

  • Small enhancement for compilation by setting no-rtti define via Rcpp.

  • New option calcUnique for speed-up by parseing only unique timestamps (Stephen Froehlich in #110 fixing #109).

Version 0.3.6 (2019-08-29)

  • Added, and then removed, required file for JOSS; added \'unworthy\' badge as we earned a desk reject (cf #1605 there).

  • Renamed internal helper function format() to fmt() to avoid clashes with base::format() (Dirk in #104).

  • Use S3 dispatch and generics for key functions (Dirk in #106).

  • Continued to tweak tests as we find some of the rhub platform to behave strangely (Dirk via commits, #107, and #108).

  • Added %e format for single-digit day parsing by Boost (Dirk addressing at least #24, #70 and #99).

  • Expansed and updated vignette with benchmark comparisons.

  • Updated unit tests using tinytest which remains a pleasure to use; versioned Suggests: is now \'>= 1.0.0\'.

Version 0.3.5 (2019-07-28)

  • Fix use of Rcpp::Function-accessed Sys.setenv(), name all arguments in call to C++ (Christoph Sax in #95).

  • Relax constraint on Windows testing in several test files (Christoph Sax in #97).

  • Fix an issue related to TZ environment variable setting (Dirk in #101).

  • Change useR=TRUE behaviour by directly calling R via Rcpp (Dirk in #103 fixing #96).

  • Several updates to unit testing files aiming for more robust behaviour across platforms.

  • Updated documentation in manual pages, README and vignette.

Version 0.3.4 (2019-06-18)

  • Documentation was updated about a \'Europe/London\' conversion issue (#84, inter alia).

  • The package is now compiled under the C++11 standard.

  • The package now uses tinytest for unit tests.

  • The iso8601() function now places a 'T' between date and time; an option switches to prior format using a space.

  • The vignette is now pre-made and included as-is in a Sweave document reducing the number of suggested packages.

Version 0.3.3 (2018-11-13)

  • Vignette build quirkyness on Windows resolved so vignette reinstated.

  • Documentation updated showing correct use of anydate (and not anytime) on input like '2016010' following the 0.3.0 release heuristic change.

  • Set #define for Boost to make compilation more quiet.

Version 0.3.2 (2018-11-05)

  • Added a new vignette introducing the anytime package. Seemingly it cannot be compiled on Windows so included prebuilt.

  • Some more tests for anydate were added along with so code coverage tags.

  • The C++ code was robustified in two places to not trigger rchk warnings (#79).

  • Three unit test files which fail on Solaris are now skipping this os as we cannot reproduce or test on this OS (#80).

Version 0.3.1 (2018-07-03)

  • Numeric input is now preserved rather than silently cast to the return object type (#69 fixing #68).

  • New assertion function assertDate() and assertTime().

  • Unit tests were expanded for the new functions, for conversion from integer as well as for yyyymmdd().

Version 0.3.0 (2017-06-05)

  • Numeric input is now always an offset to epoch, with anytime() using seconds, and anydate() using dates. (#65 fixing #63).

  • Old behaviour can be re-enabled with an option also supporting a global setting getOption("anytimeOldHeuristic")

  • RStudio versions 1.1.129 or later can run all functions without fear of crashing due to a change in their use of Boost.

  • Replaced init.c with registration code inside of RcppExports.cpp thanks to Rcpp 0.12.11.

Version 0.2.2 (2017-03-21)

  • Address corner case of integer-typed (large) values corresponding to POSIXct time (PR #57 closing ##56)

  • Add special case for 'Europe/London' and 31 Oct 1971 BST change to avoid a one-hour offset error (#58 fixing #36 and #51)

  • Address another corner case of numeric values corresponding to Date types which are now returned as Date

  • Added file init.c with calls to R_registerRoutines() and R_useDynamicSymbols(); already used .registration=TRUE in useDynLib in NAMESPACE

Version 0.2.1 (2017-02-09)

  • The new DatetimeVector class from [Rcpp]{.pkg} is now used, and proper versioned Depends: have been added (PR #43)

  • The anydate and utcdate functions convert again from factor and ordered (PR #46 closing #44)

  • A format similar to RFC 28122 but with additonal timezone text can now be parsed (PR #48 closing #47)

  • Conversion from POSIXt to Date now also respect the timezone (PR #50 closing #49)

  • The internal .onLoad functions was updated

  • The Travis setup uses https to fetch the run script

Version 0.2.0 (2016-12-24)

  • Added (exported) helper functions iso8601(), rfc2822() and rfc3339() to format date(time) objects according to standards

  • Conversion to dates is now more robust thanks to improved internal processing (PR #39 closing #36)

  • The ISO 8601 format is now recognised, however the timezone information is not parsed by Boost Date_Time (which is a known upstream limitation) (PR #38 closing #37)

  • The \'allFormats.R\' test script was significantly strengthened (#40)

  • Test scripts like \'simpleTests.R\' have as also been strengthened (#41); on Windows and in one file two tests need to be skipped.

  • A new \'bulkTest.R\' test script was added testing parsing against what R returns

Version 0.1.2 (2016-12-13)

  • The (internal) string processing and splitting now uses Boost algorithm functions which avoids a (bizarre) bug on Windows. (#33)

  • Test coverage was increased.

Version 0.1.1 (2016-11-27)

  • Both anydate() and utcdate() no longer attempt to convert an input value that is already of type Date.

  • The string splitter (needed for the \'all-digits\' formats extending Boost Date_time) is now more defensive about the input argument and more robust. Thanks to Bob Jansen for the heads-up (PR #30 closing issue #29).

  • Code coverage reporting has been added (PR #31).

Version 0.1.0 (2016-11-06)

  • New functions utctime() and utcdate() were added to parse input as coordinated universal time; the functionality is also available in anytime() and anydate() via a new argument asUTC (PR #22)

  • New (date)time format for RFC822-alike dates, and expanded existing datetime formats to all support fractional seconds (PR #21)

  • Extended functionality to support not only 'YYYYMMDD' (without a separator, and not covered by Boost) but also with 'HHMM', 'HHMMSS' and 'HHMMSS.ffffff' (PR #30 fixing issue #29)

  • Extended functionality to support 'HHMMSS[.ffffff]' following other date formats.

  • Documentation and tests have been expanded; typos corrected

  • New (unexported) helper functions setTZ, testOutput, setDebug

  • The testFormat (and testOutput) functions cannot be called under RStudio (PR #27 fixing issue #25).

  • More robust support for non-finite values such as NA, NaN or Inf (Fixing issue #16)

Version 0.0.4 (2016-10-20)

  • Before converting via lexical_cast, assign to atomic type via template logic to avoid an UBSAN issue (PR #15 closing issue #14)

  • More robust initialization and timezone information gathering.

  • More robust processing of non-finite input also coping with non-finite values such as NA, NaN and Inf which all return NA

  • Allow numeric POSIXt representation on input, also creating proper POSIXct (or, if requested, Date)

Version 0.0.3 (2016-10-13)

  • Added (non-exported) helper function testFormat()

  • Do not access tm_isdst on Windows for dates before the epoch (pull request #13 fixing issue #12); added test as well

Version 0.0.2 (2016-09-15)

  • Refactored to use a simple class wrapped around two vector with (string) formats and locales; this allow for adding formats; also adds accessor for formats (#4, closes #1 and #3).

  • New function addFormats() and getFormats().

  • Relaxed one tests which showed problems on some platforms.

  • Added as.POSIXlt() step to anydate() ensuring all POSIXlt components are set (#6 fixing #5).

Version 0.0.1 (2016-09-12)

  • Initial release with anytime() and anydate