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Re^3: What's "Better" DateTime or localtime?

by runrig (Abbot)
on Jul 11, 2013 at 18:22 UTC ( #1043808=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: What's "Better" DateTime or localtime?
in thread What's "Better" DateTime or localtime?

So since it uses "localtime" does that mean when you include the Module, that it actually modifies what localtime will output?

By default, yes, it exports and overrides localtime. If you don't want to do that, you can import nothing:

use Time::Piece qw();
If I do want to override localtime, I will usually explicitly import it:
use Time::Piece qw(localtime);

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Re^4: What's "Better" DateTime or localtime?
by mmartin (Monk) on Jul 11, 2013 at 18:49 UTC
    Hey runrig, thanks again for the reply!

    Ahh haa, Ok that makes sense... Cool, thanks for the info!

    Thanks Again,

Re^4: What's "Better" DateTime or localtime?
by mmartin (Monk) on Jul 11, 2013 at 19:04 UTC
    After playing around with the Time::Piece Module for a bit I think I'm going to use that instead as you suggested.

    It seems like there's a ton more Methods available for it including this one which is cool --> $date->mdy("/").
    It looks like there is about, like 50-60 methods available for the Module so it seems pretty flexible...

    I like it!

    Thanks Again,

      Don't forget that Time::Piece delegates strftime() and strptime() too! :)

      perl -MTime::Piece -le'print localtime->strftime("%m/%d/%Y %T")'


      (the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)

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