Meta::Utils::Time - module to let you access dates and times.
Copyright (C) 2001, 2002 Mark Veltzer; All rights reserved.
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use Meta::Utils::Time qw();
This is a library to make it easier on you to access dates and time, do calculations on them and other stuff without knowing all the gorry details. Note that we do not want to add routines like "epoch_to_tm" or "string_to_tm" since the tm object is not to be used directly according to Tom Christiansen who maintains these modules. Therefore we use the string and epoch as merely printing and you should hold internal representations of time in tm's which you cannot!!! generate by yourself...(sad but true...).
Convert time structure to one coherent string that we use to denote time.
This routine receives a tm structure time and converts it to epoch.
This routine returns the current time as a tm structure.
This routine gives you the current time in a standard form of two digits per each element , larget to smaller of the current date and time up to the second.
Routine that returns the current time in epoch terms (seconds since 1/1/1970). Dont ask why we need this (something to do with cook).
Routine that returns the current time in a format that mysql can import as part of SQL statements.
This routine converts a UNIX date (as comes out of the Date command) to a string which is suitable for insertion as a DateTime field in a MySQL database. This method uses the Date::Manip module (a very good module).
This method converts the dates returned from stat (epoch 1970 seconds) to a format suitable for Mysql. Uses Date::Manip.
Test suite for this module.
Name: Mark Veltzer
CPAN id: VELTZER
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Date::Manip(3), Time::Local(3), Time::localtime(3), strict(3)
-Rewrite this whole thing with my own time structure (Tom Christiansen sucks in that he wont allow people to use his...).
-add more functionality. (to postress, to oracle etc...).
-maybe use a different module than Date::Manip since it's supposed to be slow.
-add now_postgres, now_oracle etc...
To install Meta::Init, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
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