Task::Kensho::Dates - A Glimpse at an Enlightened Perl (Dates)


This document describes Task::Kensho::Dates version 0.28


    > cpan Task::Kensho::Dates



    Kenshō (見性) (C. Wu) is a Japanese term for enlightenment
    experiences—most commonly used within the confines of Zen
    Buddhism—literally meaning "seeing one's nature"[1] or "true
    self."[2] It generally "refers to the realization of nonduality of
    subject and object."[3]

Task::Kensho is a first cut at building a list of recommended modules for Enlightened Perl development. CPAN is wonderful, but there are too many wheels and you have to pick and choose amongst the various competing technologies.

The plan is for Task::Kensho to be a rough testing ground for ideas that go into among other things the Enlightened Perl Organisation Extended Core (EPO-EC).

The modules that are bundled by Task::Kensho are broken down into several categories and are still being considered. They are all taken from various top 100 most used perl modules lists and from discussions with various subject matter experts in the Perl Community. That said, this bundle does not follow the guidelines established for the EPO-EC for peer review via industry advisers.

Starting in 2011, Task::Kensho split its sub-groups of modules into individually-installable tasks. These individual tasks will always install all their modules by default. This facilitates the ease and simplicity the distribution aims to achieve. Each Task::Kensho sub-task is listed at the beginning of its section in this documentation.

Date Modules: Task::Kensho::Dates


A date and time object


A date object with as little code as possible


A time object with as little code as possible


A date object with as little code as possible


Date parsing both relative and absolute


Starting with release 0.18 Task::Kensho was moved to a monthly release cycle. This will facilitate a consistent schedule for upstream vendors to track the changes in Task::Kensho.


This list is by no means comprehensive of the "Good" Modules on CPAN. Nor is this neccessarily the correct path for all developers. Each of these modules has a perfectly acceptable replacement that may work better for you. This is however a path to good perl practics, and a starting place on the road to Enlightened Perl programming.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to, or through the web interface at

SEE ALSO, Perl::Dist::Strawberry


Chris Prather <>


Copyright (c) 2008, 2009, Chris Prather <>. Some rights reserved.

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