Moving away from tools module

Eike Rathke erack at
Fri Apr 28 09:07:17 UTC 2017

Hi Chris,

On Friday, 2017-04-28 08:36:19 +1000, Chris Sherlock wrote:

> - time.hxx, date.hxx, datetime.hxx and datetimeutils.hxx - these all seem to be better suited to the SAL, and actually should we consider moving to chrono?

chrono is not a replacement as it doesn't offer the functionality of
tools::Date and DateTime, only for Time.

I don't care in which module the source code lives or what implements
it, but I definitely want to keep the existing functionality.

Problem with moving anything to sal is that we then guarantee stable API
and even ABI to some degree as sal is part of the SDK, or have LibO only
interfaces like with OUString.


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