>> I've tried using mysqlpp::Time for negative times but I just get unsigned
>> overflow on the hour field.
> Are you talking about time time_t ctor or the h,m,s ctor?
Actually I was using the string version.
>>> From mysql docs: TIME
>> <http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/time.html>values may range
>> '-838:59:59' to '838:59:59'.
> Wow, that's pretty random. I wonder where they came up with those numbers?
> If you supply a patch to fix this, I'd just make it use signed characters
> for now. That's not *quite* an ABI breakage, whereas switching to a short
> would be. Obviously this is only helpful if you only need +/- 5ish days of
> range. If you need between 5 and 35 days, no such support will appear in
> MySQL++ before v4.
What about adding another constructor with Time(short char h, unsigned
char m, unsigned char s);
The class could then keep track of which constructor was used and if
the hour value could/should be negative.
Or a bool flag (with getters & setters) could be added to class to
Just some thoughts