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Re: Prior Date

by djp (Hermit)
on Oct 03, 2007 at 05:52 UTC ( #642308=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Prior Date

++ to the suggestions above. The first rule about calculatiing dates is: Don't Do It. It's complex, and someone else has done all the work for you. Use the OS (e.g. via POSIX::mktime, which normalizes the supplied date info), or someone else's work via a CPAN module.

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[ambrus]: though it's very C-like (serious use of varargs so easy to pass the wrong type), and there are some minor problems (busy loop because it doesn't use the same timer as your event loop, so you have to artificially delay timer callbacks by a small amount).

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