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Re^5: Weird anomaly in brian_d_foy experience points

by Your Mother (Chancellor)
on Dec 13, 2010 at 21:39 UTC ( #876948=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: Weird anomaly in brian_d_foy experience points
in thread Weird anomaly in brian_d_foy experience points

Hmmmmm... When solving a crime the first thing to investigate is motive: who stands to benefit from the crime. Who, I ask you, who?!

They -- criminals -- often return to the scene of the crime as well. Or so I hear.

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[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.
[stevieb]: agreed. That's why I said at least a half-dozen. If enough of the different formats are present, the date/time folk may not have to request more. If they do, then at least there was a decent base to start with
[stevieb]: I do date and time transformations in both Perl and Python, but not frequently enough to not have to search for the format params etc ;)

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