I sometimes want to inline things with the complete date and time, and sometimes need only the date. I know about the prettydate plugin that already makes the time a bit "nicer" to read, but sometimes I just don't want it at all.

Here's a patch to add a DATE parameter for use in templates as controlled by a Tdateformat setting in the setup.

I explicitly did not edit any date-related plugins, (for fear of breaking them as I don't use them so I wouldn't be testing them). But it occurs to me that it might be correct to not touch them anyway, (since things like prettydate are really more concerned with changing the presentation of the time, not the date).

I also didn't edit the sample setup file, (since I'm just using a git repository setup on my local /usr/share/perl5/IkiWiki directory here). But, ah, now that I look, I do see that there's a "real" git repository advertised with the ikiwiki source. I'll have to start using that for future patches, (so let me know if you want me to regenerate this one against that).


From 325d208d8dc8016a377bb7c923a51af2bd3355b0 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Carl Worth <cworth@cworth.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 11:39:03 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] Allow DATE as a template parameter (with format controlled by dateformat setting)

 IkiWiki.pm       |   12 +++++++++++-
 Plugin/inline.pm |    1 +
 2 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/IkiWiki.pm b/IkiWiki.pm
index cd42e8d..ebf0474 100644
--- a/IkiWiki.pm
+++ b/IkiWiki.pm
@@ -16,7 +16,7 @@ use vars qw{%config %links %oldlinks %pagemtime %pagectime %pagecase
 use Exporter q{import};
 our @EXPORT = qw(hook debug error template htmlpage add_depends pagespec_match
          bestlink htmllink readfile writefile pagetype srcfile pagename
-                 displaytime will_render gettext urlto targetpage
+                 displaytime displaydate will_render gettext urlto targetpage
          %config %links %renderedfiles %pagesources %destsources);
 our $VERSION = 2.00; # plugin interface version, next is ikiwiki version
 our $version="2.1";my $installdir="/usr";
@@ -70,6 +70,7 @@ sub defaultconfig () {
    plugin => [qw{mdwn inline htmlscrubber passwordauth openid signinedit
              lockedit conditional}],
    timeformat => '%c',
+   dateformat => '%x',
    locale => undef,
    sslcookie => 0,
    httpauth => 0,
@@ -447,6 +448,15 @@ sub displaytime ($) {
            $config{timeformat}, localtime($time)));

+sub displaydate ($) {
+   my $time=shift;
+   # strftime doesn't know about encodings, so make sure
+   # its output is properly treated as utf8
+   return decode_utf8(POSIX::strftime(
+           $config{dateformat}, localtime($time)));
 sub beautify_url ($) {
    my $url=shift;

diff --git a/Plugin/inline.pm b/Plugin/inline.pm
index 8f6ab51..7bd6147 100644
--- a/Plugin/inline.pm
+++ b/Plugin/inline.pm
@@ -148,6 +148,7 @@ sub preprocess_inline (@) {
            $template->param(pageurl => urlto(bestlink($params{page}, $page), $params{destpage}));
            $template->param(title => pagetitle(basename($page)));
            $template->param(ctime => displaytime($pagectime{$page}));
+           $template->param(date => displaydate($pagectime{$page}));

            if ($actions) {
                my $file = $pagesources{$page};