Ok, there is how you can parse and format date or time string into
t = time.Parse(format, timeString) t.Format(format)
And this format is the most strange thing in Go. There is an example of a format:
Mon, 02 Jan 2006 15:04:05 -0700
My first thought was “Wow, smart Go can get an example of a time string as format”. No. If you pass “2007” instead of “2006” your program will fail in runtime. It has to be the same values as in the example above.
In most cases, you don’t have to write these formats because Go has some constants for different time standards. For example,
- dateparse – parse date or time in unknown format. Can understand much formats, from the US and Chinese formats to UNIX timestamp.
- when – a natural language date and time parser. Has rules for English and Russian.
2006-01-2 with different formats.
- jodaTime – parse or format time with yoda syntax. For example,
- strftime – format time with C99 syntax. For example,
- tuesday – format time with Ruby syntax. For example,
- durafmt – format duration to string like “2 weeks 18 hours 22 minutes 3 seconds”.