MooseX::Types::DateTimeX - Extensions to MooseX::Types::DateTime::ButMaintained


    package MyApp::MyClass;

    use MooseX::Types::DateTimeX qw( DateTime );

    has created => (
        isa => DateTime,
        is => "rw",
        coerce => 1,

    my $instance = MyApp::MyClass->new(created=>'January 1, 1980');
    print $instance->created->year; # is 1980

    ## Coercions from the base type continue to work as normal.
    my $instance = MyApp::MyClass->new(created=>{year=>2000,month=>1,day=>10});

Please see the test case for more example usage.


This module builds on MooseX::Types::DateTime to add additional custom types and coercions. Since it builds on an existing type, all coercions and constraints are inherited.

The package name is left as is for legacy reasons: this module is really a Type with coercions for DateTimeX::Easy. DateTimeX is just a namespace for non-core or less-official DateTime modules.


This module defines the following additional subtypes.


Subtype of 'DateTime'. Adds an additional coercion from strings.

Uses DateTimeX::Easy to try and convert strings, like "yesterday" into a valid DateTime object. Please note that due to ambiguity with how different systems might localize their timezone, string parsing may not always return the most expected value. IN general we try to localize to UTC whenever possible. Feedback welcomed!


Subtype of 'DateTime::Duration' that coerces from a string. We use the module Time::Duration::Parse to attempt this.


Firstly, this module uses DateTimeX::Easy which is way to more DWIM than any sane person would desire. DateTimeX::Easy works by falling back until something makes sense, this is variable. Furthermore, all the modules that DateTimeX::Easy *can* use aren't required for "proper" function of DateTimeX::Easy. What does this mean? Simple, your mileage may vary in your coercions because DateTimeX::Easy is installation specific.



John Napiorkowski <jjn1056 at>

Broken into a seperate package from MooseX::Types::DateTime by Evan Carroll.


    Copyright (c) 2008 John Napiorkowski.

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