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Re^2: High-speed Date Formatting

by rjt (Deacon)
on Jul 12, 2013 at 00:54 UTC ( #1043845=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: High-speed Date Formatting
in thread *SOLVED* High-speed Date Formatting

No timezones;

This much is (sort of) trivial to fix. Add  ([+-]\d{4}) to the end of your regex, and then include - $tz/100*3600 - $tz%100*60 at the end of the expression.

sub str2epoch { my( $d, $m, $y, $H, $M, $S, $tz ) = $_[0] =~ m/^.... (\d\d) (...) (\d\d\d\d) (\d\d):(\d\d):(\d\d) ([+-]\d{4 +})/ or die "Bad format $_[0]"; my $leaps = int( ($y - 1970) / 4 + 0.5 ); (((($y-1970)*365 +$leaps+MONTHS->{$m}+($d-1))*24 +$H)*60 +$M)*60 + +$S - ($tz < 0 ? -1 : 1)*(substr($tz,1,2)*3600 + substr($tz, +3)*60); }
  • No leap seconds;
  • No daylight savings;
  • Only works for another 87 years.

See my answer for timegm, which does slow things down, but is a bit more robust. ++ for pure-Perl that out-performs the "efficient" Time::Local routines and works in most all cases, though!

Edit: Updated $tz calc for fractional hours.

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Re^3: High-speed Date Formatting
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jul 12, 2013 at 01:39 UTC
    No timezones; This much is trivial to fix....

    Indeed, that is sufficiently efficient to make it silly not to include it. Thank you.

    Though It seems silly not to let the regex do its work. I reformulated that as:

    sub str2epoch { my( $d, $m, $y, $H, $M, $S, $tzs, $tzh, $tzm ) = $_[0] =~ m[^.... (\d\d) (...) (\d\d\d\d) (\d\d):(\d\d):(\d\d) ([+-])(\d +\d)(\d\d)] or die "Bad format $_[0]"; my $leaps = int( ($y - 1970) / 4 + 0.5 ); (((($y-1970)*365 +$leaps+MONTHS->{$m}+($d-1))*24 +$H)*60 +$M)*60 + +$S - ($tzs eq '-' ? -1 : 1)*$tzh*3600 + $tzm*60; }
    See my answer for timegm, which does slow things down, but is a bit more robust

    All the others can be handled, but eventually you just end up with the morass that is DateTime which I have no time for :)

    (There is a simple workaround for the 2100 problem, but it wouldn't come to mind as I write that. And the last version I wrote is archived on a CD somewhere.)

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