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NAME ^

Date::CommonFormats - Common date formats made simple.

VERSION ^

Version 0.05

SYNOPSIS ^

Date::CommonFormats provides a super simple interface for formatting very common types of dates used on web pages and in RSS feeds.

        use Date::CommonFormats qw(:all);

        print format_date_w3c($timestamp);
        print format_date_rss($datetime);
        print format_date_usenglish_long_ampm($datetime);

Most of these functions expect as input a datetime value in the standard mysql format such as 2011-02-02 01:02:03. format_date_integer and format_date_usenglish can accept date or datetime

EXPORT ^

You can import all functions, however none are imported by default. use Date::CommonFormats qw(:all); Importing all functions should be safe as the names are quite unique.

SUBROUTINES ^

format_date_integer

Use this function for reducing a date or datetime to an integer useful in comparisons.

if (format_date_integer($date1) > format_date_integer($date2)) { if (format_date_integer($datetime1) > format_date_integer($datetime2)) {

        ...
}

format_date_rss

Use this for formatting dates in the proper format for an RSS feed. In other words: RFC-822.

my $rss_formatted_date = format_date_rss($datetime);

format_date_usenglish

Use this for formatting dates in US English similar to what you would see in a US newspaper or blog entry.

my $formatted_date = format_date_usenglish($date); my $formatted_date = format_date_usenglish($datetime);

format_date_usenglish_long_ampm

Use this for formatting dates in US English similar to what you would see in a US newspaper or blog entry. This is the same as usenglish except it includes the time in AM/PM format.

my $formatted_date = format_date_usenglish_long_ampm($datetime);

format_date_cms_publishdate

Use this for formatting dates in short 24 hour format which is useful in a CRUD list screen where you need to see and sort by datetime but need to conserve space on the page by keeping your columns narrow.

my $formatted_date = format_date_cms_publishdate($datetime);

format_date_w3c

Use this for formatting dates in the W3C accepted format as described by ISO 8601. This can be useful for certain XML applications.

my $formatted_date = format_date_w3c($datetime);

AUTHOR ^

Chris Fulton, <chris at masonqm.com>

BUGS ^

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-date-commonformats at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Date-CommonFormats. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT ^

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Date::CommonFormats

You can also look for information at:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ^

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright 2011 Chris Fulton.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/ for more information.

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