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Christian Hansen

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  • confuseAcat commented on A Date with CPAN, Part 1: State of the Union

    I'm in the same boat. I rarely deal with times, I often have to deal with dates.

    I sometimes feel like a freak because I rely on Date::Parse and especially Date::Format so much.

    Literally all the dates I deal with are well past 1970.

    I let the JavaScript in our front-end deal with locales and time zones.

    Plus the length of docs for the popular DateTimePiecMoment modules scares me off.

  • Buddy Burden commented on A Date with CPAN, Part 1: State of the Union

    Thanks everyone for the great comments!  I’ve been swamped at $work, so I haven’t had a chance to respond until now.  I’m going to answer everyone’s thoughts here in one post instead of trying to reply to each individually.  Hopefully everyone’s okay with that.

    First of all, the compliments.  Ron Savage and Bull Ruppert had nice things to say, and I think them for the kind words and the encouragement.  confuseAcat popped by to commiserate; it seems like we have similar perspectives, so hopefully this…

  • domm commented on A Date with CPAN, Part 2: Target First, Aim Afterwards

    At some YAPC::Europe some time ago I've seen this Java DateTime API mentioned in a talk:
    JSR-310, and found it quite nice (haven't looked at it since, though..)

    Maybe you can find some inspiration there. But I do think that Time::Moment is quite perfect (except that it should include output methods for common time formats)

  • john napiorkowski commented on A Date with CPAN, Part 2: Target First, Aim Afterwards

    "My preliminary poking around indicates I should be able to handle dates from 1-Jan-1000 to 31-Dec-2899, which is a pretty big range. But there’s still a lot of time outside that range."

    LOL, dude that's pretty much ALL of time outside that range :)

    Sorry, couldn't help myself, being a Dr Who fan and all. Best of luck!

  • Buddy Burden commented on A Date with CPAN, Part 2: Target First, Aim Afterwards

    Thanks again to everyone for more great comments!  Once again, I’m going to answer everyone’s thoughts here in one post; hopefully that’s okay.

    First, Christian Hansen, author of Time::Piece, added 3 comments.  Let’s start with the last first:

    First, I would like to apology for my first message, it came out a lot harsher than I intended!

    Well, it did sound a bit harsh.  But I’ll try to address your concerns without taking offense. :-)

    You cannot parse an arbitrary date or …
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