[Rd] as.Date (and strptime?) does not recognize " " as a blank
@pencer@gr@ve@ @end|ng |rom prod@y@e@com
Sat Jun 25 08:37:52 CEST 2022
When is a space not a space?
Consider the following:
> (pblmDate <- textutils::HTMLdecode(" 2 Mar 2018"))
 " 2 Mar 2018"
> as.Date(pblmDate, format='%e %b %Y')
> as.Date(' 2 Mar 2018', format='%e %b %Y')
Is this a feature or a bug?
I can work around it, now that I know what it is, but it took me a
few hours to diagnose.
p.s. I got this from scraping a website with code that had worked for
me roughly 20 months ago. I suspect that in the interim, someone
probably replaced ' 2 Mar 2018' with " 2 Mar 2018".
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