Module:TwitterSnowflake

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Template:Module rating Template:Module rating Template:High use Template:Lua sidebar This is a Lua module to translate snowflakes from platforms such as Twitter and Discord to timestamps. This can be used for automatically generating dates for templates like Template:T.

Usage

There is one required parameter: Template:Para, which must be the snowflake ID of the tweet. For example, 1345021162959503360.

{{#invoke:TwitterSnowflake|snowflakeToDate|id_str=1345021162959503360}} returns January 1, 2021.

To specify the date format, use Template:Para.

{{#invoke:TwitterSnowflake|snowflakeToDate|id_str=1345021162959503360|format=%e %B %Y}} returns 1 January 2021 — useful to specify, especially for use in CS1 citations, in case the default date format would change in the future (though unlikely).

Custom epoch

By default, the epoch used is that of Twitter. To specify a different epoch, such as that of Twitter, use Template:Para. The epoch of Discord is 1420070400

{{#invoke:TwitterSnowflake|snowflakeToDate|id_str=797545051047460888|epoch=1420070400}} returns January 9, 2021.

See also


local p = {}

local Date = require('Module:Date')._Date

function p.snowflakeToDate(frame)
	local format = frame.args.format or "%B %e, %Y"
	local epoch = tonumber(frame.args.epoch) or 1288834974
	local id_str = frame.args.id_str
	if type(id_str) ~= "string" then error("bad argument #1 (expected string, got " .. type(id_str) .. ")", 2) end
	if type(format) ~= "string" then error("bad argument #2 (expected string, got " .. type(format) .. ")", 2) end
	if type(epoch) ~= "number" then error("bad argument #3 (expected number, got " .. type(epoch) .. ")", 2) end
	local hi, lo = 0, 0
	local hiexp = 1
	local two32 = 2^32
	for c in id_str:gmatch(".") do
		lo = lo * 10 + c
		if lo >= two32 then
			hi, lo = hi * 10^hiexp + math.floor(lo / two32), lo % two32
			hiexp = 1
		else hiexp = hiexp + 1 end
	end
	hi = hi * 10^(hiexp-1)
	local timestamp = math.floor((hi * 1024 + math.floor(lo / 4194304)) / 1000) + epoch
	return os.date(format, timestamp)
end

function p.getDate(frame)
	-- just pass frame directly to snowflakeToDate, this wraps it but the args are the same plus
	if (frame.args.id_str):match("%D") then -- not a number, so return -2
		return -2
	end
	frame.args.format = "%B %e, %Y"
	frame.args.epoch = tonumber(frame.args.epoch) or 1288834974
	local epochdate = Date(os.date("%B %e, %Y", frame.args.epoch))
	local twitterdate = Date(p.snowflakeToDate(frame))
	if twitterdate == epochdate then -- created before epoch, so can't determine the date
		return -1
	end
	local date = Date(frame.args.date) or 0 -- if we error here, then an input of no date causes an error, which is contrary to the entire way {{TwitterSnowflake/datecheck}} works
	return date - twitterdate
end

local function abs_datediff(x)
	if type(x) == 'number' then return math.abs(x) end
	return math.abs(x.age_days)
end

function p.datecheck(frame)
	local args = frame.args
	if not (args.date and args.id_str) then
		error('Must define date and id_str, even if they are blank.')
	end
	local errors = {
		args.error1 or 'Date mismatch of two or more days',
		args.error2 or 'No date, and posted before November 4, 2010',
		args.error3 or 'Invalid id_str'
	}
	if mw.title.getCurrentTitle():inNamespace(0) and args.error_cat then
		for i = 1, 3 do errors[i] = errors[i] .. '[[' .. args.error_cat .. ']]' end
	end
	if not args.date:match('^%s*$') then -- #if:{{{date|}}}
		local testResult = p.getDate{ args = { date = args.date, id_str = args.id_str }}
		if testResult == -2 then return errors[3] end
		if abs_datediff(testResult) > 1 then return errors[1] end
	elseif not args.id_str:match('^%s*$') then
		local testResult = p.getDate{ args = { id_str = args.id_str }}
		if testResult == -1 then return errors[2] end
		if testResult == -2 then return errors[3] end
	end
end

return p