Not to dodge the answer, but I do milliseconds in all my date work.  I guess
in my mind I just didn't mind have a 'bean' object that did the work for me
to allow my rules to be ignorant of what the value field type was that was
being compared (until RHS 'pretty printing' of course)


On 2/2/06, Florian Fischer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hello,
> Is there a convenient way to express rules on Java Date attributes in
> shadow facts?  Or is it advisable to convert all dates to integers (i.e.
> add a getter that returns the same date in milliseconds or seconds)?
> More specifically,  I want to fire a rule under some conditions, one of
> them being that the timestamp in the object is older than a given number
> of minutes found in another fact.  I have a shadow fact for a Java
> object that is updated with the current time every minute.
> I could just convert the dates to milliseconds and compare from there, I
> just wondered if there is a more elegant way to deal with dates.
> Regards,
> Florian Fischer.
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