September 2015 Archives

A Date with CPAN, Part 1: State of the Union

[This is the first post in a new, probably long-ass, series.  I do not promise that the next post in the series will be next week.  Just that I will eventually finish it, someday.  Unless I get hit by a bus.]


The topic arose at $work recently: what do the cool kids use for dates these days?  Our sysadmin was looking for a simple way to get “tomorrow.” Of course, the cool kids are theoretically using DateTime, right?  So, how do we get “tomorrow” out of DateTime?  The answer came back in our chat room:

Datetime->now->add(days=>1)

Well, okay ... that would work.  But it’s not exactly what I’d call “easy.”

About Buddy Burden

user-pic 9 years in California, 20 years in Perl, 29 years in computers, 50 years in bare feet.