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time: document the return value of time.Parse when parsing fails #23933

abbot opened this issue Feb 19, 2018 · 1 comment


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commented Feb 19, 2018

Current implementation (as of this submission) of time.Parse always returns a zero time.Time{} value when it hits an error. It would be nice to document this and have it as a part of API, as it would simplify some use cases.

@ALTree ALTree changed the title Specify the return value of time.Parse when parsing fails time: document the return value of time.Parse when parsing fails Feb 19, 2018

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commented Feb 19, 2018

We aren't going to do that. While there are no plans to return a non-zero value, for an error case we only document the non-error result values where there is special reason to do so. There is no such reason here. You can write a trivial helper function to implement whatever functionality you want.

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