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by wfsp (Abbot)
on Aug 30, 2004 at 15:30 UTC ( #386935=scratchpad: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

my $find = q{something}; for my $key (%hash){ for my $element (@{$hash{$key}}){ if ($element eq $find){ print qq{found $find}; endif } }
my $key = q{key}; my $find = q{something}; my @found = grep{$_ eq $find} @{$hash{$key}}; print qq{@found\n};
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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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