More Tasks Magic

Posted by Ross Burton on March 13, 2008

I finally got around to working on magic date parsing in Tasks, thanks to Mallum porting a JavaScript library to C last year. I rewrote it again this week, and landed it in Subversion a few days ago. I'd love any brave Tasks users to give it a go, especially people who don't use English. They'd need to translate the new strings, but I want to check that the technique I'm using is portable between languages.

Feedback on what magic strings should be detected would be great too. Currently it detects "today", "tomorrow", "yesterday", "this [weekday]" and "next [weekday]". Next up is "by|due|on [local date representation]", but what else would be useful?

tags: tasks, tech