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    ap-style-date is a JavaScript function to format date objects to AP Style. This mean long months, such as September, October, November, are abbreviated to Sept., Oct. and Nov.

    Shorter months like March, April, May, June and July are excluded.


    Install the module:

    npm i ap-style-date --save-dev

    The module now contains two functions to handle longform (Dec. 26, 2016) and shorthand (Dec. 26):

    const shortAP = require("ap-style-date").shortAP;
    const longAP = require("ap-style-date").longAP ;
    shortAP('2016-12-25');  // Dec. 25
    longAP('2016-12-25'); // Dec. 25, 2016

    This module can take a variety of date formats and covert them to AP Style:

    shortAP('12/25/2016'); // Dec. 25, 2016
    shortAP('12-25-2016'); // Dec. 25, 2016
    shortAP('December 25, 2016'); // Dec. 25, 2016

    As well as long form:

    longAP('12/25/2016'); // Dec. 25, 2016
    longAP('12-25-2016'); // Dec. 25, 2016
    longAP('December 25, 2016'); // Dec. 25, 2016

    Date formatting requirements

    Dates fed as arguments must be full dates with a day, month and year. Otherwise, it will throw an error. The function will also fail if null, an empty string, words or integers are passed.

    Dates formatted in mm/dd/yy must be converted to use a full year.

    To contribute

    1. Clone repo and npm install.
    2. Make changes in a seperate, feature-specific branch.
    3. Make PR with description with your contribution.

    To test

    Run 'npm run test'.

    To Do

    Find a way to implement date freezing.


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