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Re: Date and time difference

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Nov 17, 2010 at 15:44 UTC ( #872010=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Date and time difference

It is usually also a very good idea to write your code so that it actually checks the data, to be certain that the specified date/time actually exists.   I have probably encountered “GIGO” (and “pseky, esaily-overlookd litle tpyos”) more often in the context of date-strings than anything else.

To that end, using the DATE modules previously mentioned is likely to be a smart thing to do, because these modules are coded defensively.   Use a regular expression to pick-apart the date string, then actually check that (say...) the rightmost of these terms was actually extracted, then stuff the list of scalars into the DATE module of your choice.

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