[MlMt] Displaying the midnight hour

John Cooper mailmate2 at coopercontent.com
Mon Jan 3 00:44:48 EST 2022

Gavan Schneider wrote (at 9:13 PM on Sunday, Jan 2, 2022):

> On 3 Jan 2022, at 15:52, Antonio Leding wrote:
>> My research informs me that both 00:00 and 24:00 are, in some situations, used interchangeably for the top-of-the-hour at midnight.  However, that same research shows that the time between midnight and 1am are denoted using 00:xx format; consider “Zero Dark Thirty” = 30 minutes past midnight or 00:30.  In fact, I was unable to find any standardized uses of the 24:xx format for describing times between the top-of-midnight & 1am; all of the refs I found used 00:xx.
> See below for the standardised use (which is probably not in ‘standard’ use of course — https://xkcd.com/2562 )
>> I have discovered that Mailmate displays times between top-of-midnight & 1am using the 24:xx format so, with the above in mind, I wanted to ask if this is intentional or a bug?
> It’s only a bug if Benny didn’t want this to happen, however it is not correct according to standard

Because 00:01 is the first minute in the first hour of the day, a time of 24:01 would be the first minute of the 25th hour of the day, which is ludicrous.

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