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Answer: Convert month name to number

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Q&A > dates and times > Convert month name to number contributed by japhy

You want a hash.
%mon2num = qw( jan 1 feb 2 mar 3 apr 4 may 5 jun 6 jul 7 aug 8 sep 9 oct 10 nov 11 dec 12 ); print $mon2num{ lc substr($month, 0, 3) };
That works for "JANUARY", "Mar", "decemb.", "oct", and many other variants.

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Re: Answer: Convert month name to number
by RhetTbull (Curate) on Jul 11, 2001 at 00:56 UTC
    Great implementation japhy! A word of warning to the wise that if you plan on using this with POSIX mktime and friends you'll want to subtract 1 from the month number (e.g. January = 0, December = 11).
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