Use a date/time Perl object type that is friendly to DBI and specify the date value as a parameter
to the query, so that DBI will recognize that the parameter is a binary value of date/time type and will bind to the parameter accordingly. Don't present it as a character string if you can avoid it. (Strange things can happen such as code that works in America but not in Europe where the "locale" is different: is "01/09/2012" January 9th or September 1st?)
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