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KES HANNIBAL DAGOLDEN ROMANF FVOX
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Author image David Golden
and 4 contributors

NAME

Data::Fake::Dates - Fake date data generators

VERSION

version 0.006

SYNOPSIS

    use Data::Fake::Dates;

    $past   = fake_past_epoch()->();
    $future = fake_future_epoch()->();

    $past   = fake_past_datetime()->();     # ISO-8601 UTC
    $future = fake_future_datetime()->();   # ISO-8601 UTC

    $past   = fake_past_datetime("%Y-%m-%d")->();
    $future = fake_future_datetime("%Y-%m-%d")->();

DESCRIPTION

This module provides fake data generators for past and future dates and times.

All functions are exported by default.

FUNCTIONS

fake_past_epoch

    $generator = fake_past_epoch();

This returns a generator that gives a randomly-selected integer number of seconds between the Unix epoch and the current time.

fake_future_epoch

    $generator = fake_future_epoch();

This returns a generator that gives a randomly-selected integer number of seconds between the the current time and a period as far into the future as the Unix epoch is in the past (i.e. about 45 years as of 2015).

fake_past_datetime

    $generator = fake_past_datetime();
    $generator = fake_past_datetime("%Y-%m-%d");
    $generator = fake_past_datetime($strftime_format);

This returns a generator that selects a past datetime like fake_past_epoch does but formats it as a string using FreeBSD-style strftime formats. (See Time::Piece for details.)

The default format is ISO8601 UTC "Zulu" time (%Y-%m-%dT%TZ).

fake_future_datetime

    $generator = fake_future_datetime();
    $generator = fake_future_datetime("%Y-%m-%d");
    $generator = fake_future_datetime($strftime_format);

This returns a generator that selects a future datetime like fake_future_epoch does but formats it as a string using FreeBSD-style strftime formats. (See Time::Piece for details.)

The default format is ISO8601 UTC "Zulu" time (%Y-%m-%dT%TZ).

AUTHOR

David Golden <dagolden@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is Copyright (c) 2015 by David Golden.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Apache License, Version 2.0, January 2004