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Re^2: Date::Manip and date

by SBECK (Hermit)
on Jul 09, 2015 at 17:53 UTC ( #1134002=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Date::Manip and date
in thread Date::Manip and date

Or you can continue to use Date::Manip. The exact equivalent of the DateTime script is:
use Date::Manip::Date; my $date = new Date::Manip::Date; $date->parse('1988-12-13'); print $date->printf('%O -> %s');
and Date::Manip handles all time zones just like the DateTime modules.

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Re^3: Date::Manip and date
by zwon (Abbot) on Jul 09, 2015 at 22:21 UTC
    Minor correction. It's not exact, in case of DateTime it's 1988-12-13T00:00:00 UTC, and in case of Date::Manip it's local time. It should be:
    $date->parse('1988-12-13 UTC');
    I wonder if it is possible to pass time zone separately from the date.

      Date::Manip always parses dates in the local time zone (unless of course there is a zone attached to the date string), so you're right that my script wasn't exact. My apologies.

      If you want to parse dates in UTC by default, use:

      use Date::Manip::Date; my $date = new Date::Manip::Date; $date->config("setdate","now,UTC"); $date->parse('1988-12-13'); print $date->printf('%O -> %s');
      and that gives the same result as the DateTime script.

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