CoffeeScript Date - toLocaleString()


The toLocaleString() method converts a date to a string, using the operating system's local conventions.

The toLocaleString method relies on the underlying operating system in formatting dates. It converts the date to a string using the formatting convention of the operating system where the script is running. For example, in the United States, the month appears before the date (04/15/98), whereas in Germany the date appears before the month (15.04.98).


Given below is the syntax of toLocaleString() method.


Return Value

Returns the formatted date in a string format.


The following example demonstrates the usage of the toLocaleString() method in CoffeeScript. Save this code in a file with name

dt = new Date(1993, 6, 28, 14, 39, 7);
console.log dt.toLocaleString()

Open the command prompt and compile the .coffee file as shown below.

c:\> coffee -c

On compiling, it gives you the following JavaScript.

// Generated by CoffeeScript 1.10.0
(function() {
  var dt;

  dt = new Date(1993, 6, 28, 14, 39, 7);



Now, open the command prompt again, and run the CoffeeScript file as shown below.

c:\> coffee

On executing, the CoffeeScript file produces the following output.

7/28/1993, 2:39:07 PM
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