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* prtime.h --
* NSPR date and time functions
#ifndef prtime_h___
#define prtime_h___
#include "prlong.h"
/************************* TYPES AND CONSTANTS ************************/
#define PR_MSEC_PER_SEC 1000UL
#define PR_USEC_PER_SEC 1000000UL
#define PR_NSEC_PER_SEC 1000000000UL
#define PR_USEC_PER_MSEC 1000UL
#define PR_NSEC_PER_MSEC 1000000UL
* PRTime --
* NSPR represents basic time as 64-bit signed integers relative
* to midnight (00:00:00), January 1, 1970 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
* (GMT is also known as Coordinated Universal Time, UTC.)
* The units of time are in microseconds. Negative times are allowed
* to represent times prior to the January 1970 epoch. Such values are
* intended to be exported to other systems or converted to human
* readable form.
* Notes on porting: PRTime corresponds to time_t in ANSI C. NSPR 1.0
* simply uses PRInt64.
typedef PRInt64 PRTime;
* Time zone and daylight saving time corrections applied to GMT to
* obtain the local time of some geographic location
typedef struct PRTimeParameters {
PRInt32 tp_gmt_offset; /* the offset from GMT in seconds */
PRInt32 tp_dst_offset; /* contribution of DST in seconds */
} PRTimeParameters;
* PRExplodedTime --
* Time broken down into human-readable components such as year, month,
* day, hour, minute, second, and microsecond. Time zone and daylight
* saving time corrections may be applied. If they are applied, the
* offsets from the GMT must be saved in the 'tm_params' field so that
* all the information is available to reconstruct GMT.
* Notes on porting: PRExplodedTime corrresponds to struct tm in
* ANSI C, with the following differences:
* - an additional field tm_usec;
* - replacing tm_isdst by tm_params;
* - the month field is spelled tm_month, not tm_mon;
* - we use absolute year, AD, not the year since 1900.
* The corresponding type in NSPR 1.0 is called PRTime. Below is
* a table of date/time type correspondence in the three APIs:
* API time since epoch time in components
* ANSI C time_t struct tm
* NSPR 1.0 PRInt64 PRTime
* NSPR 2.0 PRTime PRExplodedTime
typedef struct PRExplodedTime {
PRInt32 tm_usec; /* microseconds past tm_sec (0-99999) */
PRInt32 tm_sec; /* seconds past tm_min (0-61, accomodating
up to two leap seconds) */
PRInt32 tm_min; /* minutes past tm_hour (0-59) */
PRInt32 tm_hour; /* hours past tm_day (0-23) */
PRInt32 tm_mday; /* days past tm_mon (1-31, note that it
starts from 1) */
PRInt32 tm_month; /* months past tm_year (0-11, Jan = 0) */
PRInt16 tm_year; /* absolute year, AD (note that we do not
count from 1900) */
PRInt8 tm_wday; /* calculated day of the week
(0-6, Sun = 0) */
PRInt16 tm_yday; /* calculated day of the year
(0-365, Jan 1 = 0) */
PRTimeParameters tm_params; /* time parameters used by conversion */
} PRExplodedTime;
* PRTimeParamFn --
* A function of PRTimeParamFn type returns the time zone and
* daylight saving time corrections for some geographic location,
* given the current time in GMT. The input argument gmt should
* point to a PRExplodedTime that is in GMT, i.e., whose
* tm_params contains all 0's.
* For any time zone other than GMT, the computation is intended to
* consist of two steps:
* - Figure out the time zone correction, tp_gmt_offset. This number
* usually depends on the geographic location only. But it may
* also depend on the current time. For example, all of China
* is one time zone right now. But this situation may change
* in the future.
* - Figure out the daylight saving time correction, tp_dst_offset.
* This number depends on both the geographic location and the
* current time. Most of the DST rules are expressed in local
* current time. If so, one should apply the time zone correction
* to GMT before applying the DST rules.
typedef PRTimeParameters (PR_CALLBACK *PRTimeParamFn)(const PRExplodedTime *gmt);
/****************************** FUNCTIONS *****************************/
* The PR_Now routine returns the current time relative to the
* epoch, midnight, January 1, 1970 UTC. The units of the returned
* value are microseconds since the epoch.
* The values returned are not guaranteed to advance in a linear fashion
* due to the application of time correction protocols which synchronize
* computer clocks to some external time source. Consequently it should
* not be depended on for interval timing.
* The implementation is machine dependent.
* Cf. time_t time(time_t *tp) in ANSI C.
* Expand time binding it to time parameters provided by PRTimeParamFn.
* The calculation is envisoned to proceed in the following steps:
* - From given PRTime, calculate PRExplodedTime in GMT
* - Apply the given PRTimeParamFn to the GMT that we just calculated
* to obtain PRTimeParameters.
* - Add the PRTimeParameters offsets to GMT to get the local time
* as PRExplodedTime.
NSPR_API(void) PR_ExplodeTime(
PRTime usecs, PRTimeParamFn params, PRExplodedTime *exploded);
/* Reverse operation of PR_ExplodeTime */
PR_ImplodeTime(const PRExplodedTime *exploded);
* Adjust exploded time to normalize field overflows after manipulation.
* Note that the following fields of PRExplodedTime should not be
* manipulated:
* - tm_month and tm_year: because the number of days in a month and
* number of days in a year are not constant, it is ambiguous to
* manipulate the month and year fields, although one may be tempted
* to. For example, what does "a month from January 31st" mean?
* - tm_wday and tm_yday: these fields are calculated by NSPR. Users
* should treat them as "read-only".
NSPR_API(PRTime) PR_NormalizeTime(
PRExplodedTime *exploded, PRTimeParamFn params);
NSPR_API(void) PR_NormalizeTime_NoDSTAdjust(
PRExplodedTime *exploded, PRTimeParamFn params);
/*********************** TIME PARAMETER FUNCTIONS *********************/
/* Time parameters that suit current host machine */
NSPR_API(PRTimeParameters) PR_LocalTimeParameters(const PRExplodedTime *gmt);
/* Time parameters that represent Greenwich Mean Time */
NSPR_API(PRTimeParameters) PR_GMTParameters(const PRExplodedTime *gmt);
* Time parameters that represent the US Pacific Time Zone, with the
* current daylight saving time rules (for testing only)
NSPR_API(PRTimeParameters) PR_USPacificTimeParameters(const PRExplodedTime *gmt);
* This parses a time/date string into a PRExplodedTime
* struct. It populates all fields but it can't split
* the offset from UTC into tp_gmt_offset and tp_dst_offset in
* most cases (exceptions: PST/PDT, MST/MDT, CST/CDT, EST/EDT, GMT/BST).
* In those cases tp_gmt_offset will be the sum of these two and
* tp_dst_offset will be 0.
* It returns PR_SUCCESS on success, and PR_FAILURE
* if the time/date string can't be parsed.
* Many formats are handled, including:
* 14 Apr 89 03:20:12
* 14 Apr 89 03:20 GMT
* Fri, 17 Mar 89 4:01:33
* Fri, 17 Mar 89 4:01 GMT
* Mon Jan 16 16:12 PDT 1989
* Mon Jan 16 16:12 +0130 1989
* 6 May 1992 16:41-JST (Wednesday)
* 22-AUG-1993 10:59:12.82
* 22-AUG-1993 10:59pm
* 22-AUG-1993 12:59am
* 22-AUG-1993 12:59 PM
* Friday, August 04, 1995 3:54 PM
* 06/21/95 04:24:34 PM
* 20/06/95 21:07
* 95-06-08 19:32:48 EDT
* If the input string doesn't contain a description of the timezone,
* we consult the `default_to_gmt' to decide whether the string should
* be interpreted relative to the local time zone (PR_FALSE) or GMT (PR_TRUE).
* The correct value for this argument depends on what standard specified
* the time string which you are parsing.
NSPR_API(PRStatus) PR_ParseTimeStringToExplodedTime (
const char *string,
PRBool default_to_gmt,
PRExplodedTime *result);
* This uses PR_ParseTimeStringToExplodedTime to parse
* a time/date string and PR_ImplodeTime to transform it into
* a PRTime (microseconds after "1-Jan-1970 00:00:00 GMT").
* It returns PR_SUCCESS on success, and PR_FAILURE
* if the time/date string can't be parsed.
NSPR_API(PRStatus) PR_ParseTimeString (
const char *string,
PRBool default_to_gmt,
PRTime *result);
* FIXME: should we also have a formatting function, such as asctime, ctime,
* and strftime in standard C library? But this would involve
* internationalization issues. Might want to provide a US English version.
/*********************** OLD COMPATIBILITYFUNCTIONS *******************/
#ifndef NO_NSPR_10_SUPPORT
/* Format a time value into a buffer. Same semantics as strftime() */
NSPR_API(PRUint32) PR_FormatTime(char *buf, int buflen, const char *fmt,
const PRExplodedTime *tm);
/* Format a time value into a buffer. Time is always in US English format, regardless
* of locale setting.
PR_FormatTimeUSEnglish( char* buf, PRUint32 bufSize,
const char* format, const PRExplodedTime* tm );
#endif /* NO_NSPR_10_SUPPORT */
#endif /* prtime_h___ */