Thursday, October 13, 2022

I started wondering what they actually wanted to say when they asked to keep the position number unchanged for each client. I guess that they are talking about lino_xl.lib.reception.WaitingVisitors.

It was a bit irritating to see that the visitors in our demo have been waiting there for more than 8 years. So I accidentally wrote a solution for the old naturaltime problem: when you want the output of a naturaltime string to respect Site.the_demo_date (to make it testable, but also to avoid the irritating value mentioned above), then you can now simply replace your import:

from django.contrib.humanize.templatetags.humanize import naturaltime

by this:

from lino.utils.format_dates import naturaltime
>>> import lino
>>> # lino.startup('lino_book.projects.min1.settings')
>>> lino.startup('lino_welfare.projects.mathieu.settings.demo')
>>> from lino.api.doctest import *
>>> from datetime import date, datetime, timezone
>>> from django.contrib.humanize.templatetags.humanize import naturaltime as hnaturaltime
>>> from lino_xl.lib.reception.models import naturaltime
>>> print(  
2022-10-12 23:14:...
>>> t1 = datetime(2022,10,12,22,20,0)
>>> print(hnaturaltime(t1))  
54 minutes ago
>>> print(settings.SITE.the_demo_date)
>>> print(hnaturaltime(t1))
il y a une heure
>>> print(naturaltime(t1))
dans 8 années, 4 mois