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Converts this Date to a string with the format YYYY-Mon-DD. If writer is set, the resulting string will be written directly to it.

string toSimpleString() pure nothrow @safe const;

void toSimpleString(W) (
  ref W writer
) const
if (isOutputRange!(W, char));


writer A char accepting output range


A string when not using an output range; void otherwise.


writeln(Date(2010, 7, 4).toSimpleString()); // "2010-Jul-04"
writeln(Date(1998, 12, 25).toSimpleString()); // "1998-Dec-25"
writeln(Date(0, 1, 5).toSimpleString()); // "0000-Jan-05"
writeln(Date(-4, 1, 5).toSimpleString()); // "-0004-Jan-05"


Jonathan M Davis


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