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Re: DateTime formatting problem

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Apr 30, 2013 at 17:59 UTC ( #1031444=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to DateTime formatting problem

$start_date->strftime("%m%d%y"); print $start_date;

strftime does not modify the invocant ($start_date) in any way. Rather it returns a string that is the result of formatting the invocant.

Since you throw away the result of calling ->strftime, and then print $start_date again in the next line, I guess you haven't fully understood this principle.

So the answer is to work with the return value of the ->strftime call, not with the original object.

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Re^2: DateTime formatting problem
by PerlSufi (Friar) on Apr 30, 2013 at 18:07 UTC
    Thanks. So on the first (tomorrow) it should return my start date as 040113 and my end date as 043013, right?