# clock 0.3.0 Unreleased

• New date_seq() for generating date and date-time sequences (#218).

• clock now uses the tzdb package to access the date library’s API. This means that the experimental API that was to be used for vroom has been removed in favor of using the one exposed in tzdb.

• zone_database_names() and zone_database_version() have been removed in favor of re-exporting tzdb_names() and tzdb_version() from the tzdb package.

# clock 0.2.0 2021-04-12

• clock now interprets R’s Date class as naive-time rather than sys-time. This means that it no longer assumes that Date has an implied time zone of UTC (#203). This generally aligns better with how users think Date should work. This resulted in the following changes:

• date_zone() now errors with Date input, as naive-times do not have a specified time zone.

• date_parse() now parses into a naive-time, rather than a sys-time, before converting to Date. This means that %z and %Z are now completely ignored.

• The Date method for date_format() now uses the naive-time format() method rather than the zoned-time one. This means that %z and %Z are no longer valid format commands.

• The zoned-time method for as.Date() now converts to Date through an intermediate naive-time, rather than a sys-time. This means that the printed date will always be retained, which is generally what is expected.

• The Date method for as_zoned_time() now converts to zoned-time through an intermediate naive-time, rather than a sys-time. This means that the printed date will always attempt to be retained, if possible, which is generally what is expected. In the rare case that daylight saving time makes a direct conversion impossible, nonexistent and ambiguous can be used to resolve any issues.

• New as_date() and as_date_time() for converting to Date and POSIXct respectively. Unlike as.Date() and as.POSIXct(), these functions always treat Date as a naive-time type, which results in more consistent and intuitive conversions. Note that as_date() does conflict with lubridate::as_date(), and the lubridate version handles Dates differently (#209).

• Added two new convenient helpers (#197):

• date_today() for getting the current date (Date)

• date_now() for getting the current date-time (POSIXct)

• Fixed a bug where converting from a time point to a Date or POSIXct could round incorrectly (#205).

• Errors resulting from invalid dates or nonexistent/ambiguous times are now a little nicer to read through the usage of an info bullet (#200).

• Formatting a naive-time with %Z or %z now warns that there were format failures (#204).

• Fixed a Solaris ambiguous behavior issue from calling pow(int, int).

• Linking against cpp11 0.2.7 is now required to fix a rare memory leak issue.

• Exposed an extremely experimental and limited C++ API for vroom (#322).

# clock 0.1.0 2021-03-31

• Added a NEWS.md file to track changes to the package.