Dealing with Friday the 13th

Illustrated by Julia Hanke

Interpreting timestamps is tricky because human input is not precise. We need programs that can make good guesses about what is meant by “next Friday” or “the 13th.” Fortunately, this Haskell-based fuzzy time library can use the current time to interpret input and find the closest, most likely timestamp match. Add in display of the current guess, and the user can see and correct the timestamp guess before it is confirmed.

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