clinks.u4.v = convert_compare_date_to_clinks(date.i1a.r, status.i4.r)

	This routine converts a date string having the format "yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss",
	i.e., "compare" format, to an integer number of clinks.  (The term "compare"
	format originates with Brian Hendricks.)
	Please see clinks_now for the defintion of clinks.
	The date is assumed to be local time.  This routine calls
	date_to_clinks to do the actual conversion.  Please see the
	date_to_clinks documentation for how daylight savings time
	is handled.

	date		ASCII date string (COMPARE_DATE_LEN characters)
	status		returned conversion status
			(OK -> successful conversion,
			 CBS_NO_SUCH -> invalid month,
			 CBS_RANGE -> invalid year, day, hour, or minute)

	This function returns status values as follows:

	number of clinks corresponding to the supplied date string

	This function requires the following include files:

	clib_h, acnet_errors_h

	Related functions:

	date_to_clinks, slash_date_to_clinks, traditional_date_to_clinks,
	db_date_to_clinks, clinks_now, clinks_to_date, clinks_to_day_of_week_c,
	get_date_clinks, db_date_to_clinks, clinks_is_dst_c, db_date_to_date_c,
	convert_seconds_c, clinks_to_special_time_c,
	clinks_to_seconds_into_day_c, timezone_info

	C/C++ usage:

	static const char	date[COMPARE_DATE_LEN+1] =
				"1997-09-16 16:00:00";
	int	status;
	unsigned int	clinks;

	clinks = convert_compare_date_to_clinks(date,&status);