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Re^3: Getting previous dates from the current date

by Kanji (Parson)
on Mar 29, 2005 at 18:18 UTC ( #443216=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Getting previous dates from the current date
in thread Getting previous dates from the current date

Rather than time(), I'd suggest using...

use Time::Local; my $time = timelocal(0, 0, 12, (localtime)[3, 4, 5]);

This'll make midday your starting point for calculations, which helps sidestep the whole daylight savings issue Smylers pointed out.

As an added bonus, Time::Local is also part of the core distribution, so you don't need to install anything via CPAN (which is good, as some of those other more fancy Date:: modules are mighty bloaty!).


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