Issue #371 (JS Date, Frameworks, Build Tools, JS Utils)08/27/20
In response to the need for an improvement on Date, there's been launched a new initiative by TC39 called Temporal. In their own words:
"This is a proposal for Temporal, a global Object that acts as a top-level namespace (like Math), that brings a modern date/time API to the ECMAScript language."
They explain that many of the problems outlined in Maggie's post are fixed by:
- Providing easy-to-use APIs for date and time computations
- Dealing only with immutable objects
- Parsing a strictly specified string format
- Supporting non-Gregorian calendars, and time zones other than the user's local time and UTC
So if you've been annoyed by anything to do with the Date object in relation to some of these issues, I'm sure you'll be happy about this initiative.
Currently this is only a proposal and should not be implemented by browsers or used in any production environment. But if you're interested in checking out the details, there's a documentation page for the API that should give you a good idea where this new feature set is headed.
And if you'd like to help out with feedback, the site includes a survey you can fill out or you can open an issue on the GitHub repo.
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