Terrence Brannon

NAME

Date::Ordinal - Conversion of dates to ordinal numbers and vice versa

SYNOPSIS

    use Date::Ordinal;
    
    $ord     = month2ord('January');           # $ord gets 1
    $mon     = ord2month('1');                 # $mon gets 'January'
    $mon     = ord2month(1);                   # $mon gets 'January'
    $mon     = ord2month('01');                # $mon gets 'January'
    $arryref = all_month_ordinations
    @arry    = all_month_names
    $arryref = all_month_names_ref
    $arryref = all_short_month_names_ref
    $arryref = all_day_ordinations

    $arryref = all_hour_ordinations
    $arryref = all_minute_ordinations


    $hashref = ordination_month_pair # {'01' => 'January', ... }
    @day     = days

    

DESCRIPTION

This module is designed to aid in creation of CGI popup_menus and also interaction with SQL databases.

CONVERSION ROUTINES

There are two conversion routines: ord2month() and month2ord().

ord2month()

This function takes a month number [1..12] and returns a string which contains the name of the month identified. If the number is not a valid number, then undef will be returned:

    $mon = ord2month('3');
month2ord()

This function takes a month name and returns the integer corresponding to the month name, if such exists.

The match is a regexp match, so both 'Mar' and 'March' will return 3.

If the argument could not be identified as a month name, then undef will be returned:

    $ord = month2ord('March');

The case of the month name is not important. See the section "KNOWN BUGS AND LIMITATIONS" below.

QUERY ROUTINES

There is one function (and a reference variant) which can be used to obtain a list of all month names:

all_month_names()
    Returns a list of all month names;
all_month_names_ref()
    Returns a reference to a list of all month names;
all_short_month_names_ref()
    Returns a reference to a list of all month names in 3-letter form
ordination_month_pair()
    returns a reference to a hash of the ordination of a month name
    and the month name
all_month_ordinations()
    returns a reference  a hash of the ordination of a month name
    and the month name

PRETTY-PRINTING ROUTINES

prezero()
    if the current number is single-diit, prefix it with a '0'

KNOWN BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

none

SEE ALSO

Locale::US
Date::Manip

AUTHOR

Terrence Brannon <tbrannon@end70.com>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2000 End70 Corporation

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.