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Answer: Fast(er) date parsing

by lhoward (Vicar)
on Jul 19, 2000 at 01:29 UTC ( #23068=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > dates and times > Fast(er) date parsing - Answer contributed by lhoward

Since you know the format and the format is constant then the fastest parser would probably be a split, followed by a month name to month number lookup table. Then take all your numbers and add throw them into an apropriate equation to get the timestamp format and voila.

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