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Date Generators / Algorithms

 


Overall Index -- Gregorian Index -- Posix Time Index

Date Generators / Algorithms

Header -- Class Overview

Introduction

Date algorithms or generators are tools for generating other dates or schedules of dates. A generator function starts with some part of a date such as a month and day and is supplied another part to then generate a concrete date. This allows the programmer to represent concepts such as "The first Sunday in February" and then create a concrete set of dates when provided with one or more years.

  using namespace boost::gregorian; 
  typedef boost::date_time::nth_kday_of_month<date> nkday;
  nkday ldgen(nkday::first, Monday, Sep)); //US labor day
  date labor_day = ldgen.get_date(2002); //Calculate labor day for 2002
  

The print holidays example shows a detailed usage example.

Header

#include "boost/date_time/date_generators.hpp" 

Class Overview

Class Construction Parameters get_date Parameter Description Example
first_kday_after greg_day_of_week day_of_week date start_day Calculate something like First Sunday after Jan 1,2002 first_kday_after fkaf(Monday);
date d = fkaf.get_date(date(2002,Jan,1));//2002-Jan-07
first_kday_before greg_day_of_week day_of_week date start_day Calculate something like First Monday before Feb 1,2002 first_kday_before fkbf(Monday);
date d = fkbf.get_date(date(2002,Feb,1));//2002-Jan-28
last_kday_of_month greg_day_of_week day_of_week
greg_month month
greg_year year Calculate something like last Monday of January last_kday_of_month lkm(Monday,Jan);
date d = lkm.get_date(2002);//2002-Jan-28
first_kday_of_month greg_day_of_week day_of_week
greg_month month
greg_year year Calculate something like first Monday of January first_kday_of_month fkm(Monday,Jan);
date d = fkm.get_date(2002);//2002-Jan-07
partial_date greg_day day_of_month
greg_month month
greg_year year Generates a date by applying the year to the given month and day. partial_date pd(1,Jan);
date d = pd.get_date(2002);//2002-Jan-01


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