Date::Parse - Parse date strings into time values
use Date::Parse; $time = str2time($date); ($ss,$mm,$hh,$day,$month,$year,$zone) = strptime($date);
Date::Parse provides two routines for parsing date strings into time values.
DATE and returns a unix time value, or undef upon failure.
ZONE, if given, specifies the timezone to assume when parsing if the date string does not specify a timezome.
strptime takes the same arguments as str2time but returns an array of values
($ss,$mm,$hh,$day,$month,$year,$zone). Elements are only defined if they could be extracted from the date string. The
$zone element is the timezone offset in seconds from GMT. An empty array is returned upon failure.
Date::Parse is capable of parsing dates in several languages, these are English, French, German and Italian. Changing the language is done via a static method call, for example
will cause Date::Parse to attempt to parse any subsequent dates in German.
This is only a first pass, I am considering changing this to be
$lang = Date::Language->new('German'); $lang->str2time("25 Jun 1996 21:09:55 +0100");
I am open to suggestions on this.
Graham Barr <Graham.Barr@tiuk.ti.com>
$Revision: 2.6 $
Copyright (c) 1995 Graham Barr. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.