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Re: regarding intolerance to perl which I observe

by arkturuz (Curate)
on Jul 29, 2013 at 18:40 UTC ( #1046907=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to regarding intolerance to perl which I observe

Please tell me I'm just a deviation and you have changed employer recently and still working in perl tolerating company.

Yup. After 8 years of Perl web development, after I got fired in the process of off-sourcing development team to a foreign country, I thought it was over. No one will want me to do Perl. I will have to switch to something else. (I'd love to switch, of course, to something Lisp-like, or ML-like). But, I found a new Perl-related job. And it's nice. I work from home writing some specific servers they need. It's cool.

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[stevieb]: james28909: what's the problem/question?
[james28909]: it is not an absolute date like "27" or "31". sometimes it is like wednesday or friday
[james28909]: and i need to format those special instances into an absolute date instead of "yesterday"
[stevieb]: ask a question on SoPW, and include at least a half-dozen examples of the input, and at least one example of expected output
[davido]: Exactly: SoPW. This isn't going to be solved easily in the CB.
[james28909]: in need "yesterday" and so on, to be absolute like "1" or "31"
[stevieb]: ...and throw some of your existing code into the equation as well, just so readers know you've given a try at it ;)
[james28909]: ok
[stevieb]: davido thanks for the link ;) I was being the typical lazy
[davido]: date parsing is hard. The more examples you can provide of the input (within reason) and expected output, the better.

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