Tore Aursand
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NAME

DateTime::Format::Human::Duration::Simple - Get a locale specific string describing the span of a given datetime duration.

VERSION

Version 0.02

SYNOPSIS

    use DateTime::Format::Human::Duration::Simple;
    use DateTime;

    my $from = DateTime->now;
    my $to   = $from->clone->add(
        years   => 1,
        months  => 2,
        days    => 3,
        hours   => 4,
        minutes => 5,
        seconds => 6,
    );

    my $duration = DateTime::Format::Human::Duration::Simple->new(
        from           => $from, # required
        to             => $to,   # required
        # locale       => 'en',  # optional, default is 'en' (English)
        # serial_comma => 1,     # optional, default is 1 (true)
    );

    say $duration->formatted;
    # 1 year, 2 months, 3 days, 4 hours, 5 minutes, and 6 seconds

DESCRIPTION

This is a simple class for getting a localized string representing the duration between two DateTime objects.

This class is inspired by DateTime::Format::Human::Duration, and shares its namespace. I feel, however, that DateTime::Format::Human::Duration is a bit "heavy", and it's not updated very often. I also don't like its interface, so I created this class for an alternative that better suited me. If it will suit others, I don't know (or care), but there's always nice with alternatives. :)

METHODS

new( %args )

Constructs a new DateTime::Format::Human::Duration::Simple object;

    my $duration = DateTime::Format::Human::Duration::Simple->new(
        from           => DateTime->new( ... ), # required
        to             => DateTime->new( ... ), # required
        locale         => 'de',                 # optional (default = 'en')
        # serial_comma => 1,                    # optional, default is 1 (true)
    );

duration

Returns the current DateTime::Duration object, which is used by this class behind the scenes to generate the localized output.

formatted

Returns the locale specific string describing the span of the duration in question.

What is the "serial comma"?

The "serial comma", also called the "oxford comma", is an optional comma before the word "and" (and/or other separating words) at the end of the list. Consider not using a serial comma:

    1 hour, 2 minutes and 3 seconds

...vs. using a serial comma:

    1 hour, 2 minutes, and 3 seconds

This value is defined per locale, i.e. from what's most normal (...) in each locale, but you can override when generating an instance of this class;

    my $human = DateTime::Format::Human::Duration::Simple->new(
        from         => $from_datetime,
        to           => $to_datetime,
        serial_comma => 0, # turn it off for all locales
    );

You can read more about the serial comma on Wikipedia.

AUTHOR

Tore Aursand, <toreau at gmail.com>

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to the web interface at https://rt.cpan.org/Dist/Display.html?Name=DateTime-Format-Human-Duration-Simple

SUPPORT

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

    perldoc DateTime-Format-Human-Duration-Simple

You can also look for information at:

SEE ALSO

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2015 Tore Aursand

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