JavaScript Dates in TextExpander [Link]

July 26, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

This post by the good doctor is clever. It's not clever because he does date formatting in JavaScript.1 It's clever because he does it by calling a second JavaScript library (Moment.js) stored as a snippet from within another snippet.

I usually do my date formatting with Python, but he's right about the shortcoming with Python or Shell centric snippets. They don't work everywhere. As of today, there's a JavaScript engine on every computer I use.

  1. I'd call that the sadistic part.