Masahiro Nagano

NAME

POSIX::strftime::Compiler - strftime for loggers and servers

SYNOPSIS

    use POSIX::strftime::Compiler qw/strftime/;

    say strftime('%a, %d %b %Y %T %z',localtime):
    
    my $psc = POSIX::strftime::Compiler->new($fmt);
    say $psc->to_string(localtime);

DESCRIPTION

POSIX::strftime::Compiler wraps POSIX::strftime, but this module will not affected by the system locale. Because this module does not use strftime(3). This feature is useful when you want to write loggers, servers and portable applications.

For generate same result strings on any locale, POSIX::strftime::Compiler compiles some format characters to perl code

FUNCTION

strftime($fmt:String, @time)

Generate formatted string from a format and time.

  my ($sec,$min,$hour,$mday,$mon,$year,$wday,$yday,$isdst) = localtime();
  strftime('%d/%b/%Y:%T %z',$sec,$min,$hour,$mday,$mon,$year,$wday,$yday,$isdst):

Compiled codes are stored in %POSIX::strftime::Compiler::STRFTIME. This function is not exported by default.

METHODS

new($fmt)

create instance of POSIX::strftime::Compiler

to_string(@time)

Generate formatted string from time.

FORMAT CHARACTERS

POSIX::strftime::Compiler supports almost all characters that POSIX::strftime supports. But %E[cCxXyY] and %O[deHImMSuUVwWy] are not supported, just remove E and O prefix.

PERFORMANCE ISSUES ON WINDOWS

Windows and Cygwin and some system may not support %z and %Z. For these system, POSIX::strftime::Compiler calculate time zone offset and find zone name. This is not fast. If you need performance on Windows and Cygwin, please install POSIX::strftime::GNU

SEE ALSO

POSIX::strftime::GNU

POSIX::strftime::Compiler is built on POSIX::strftime::GNU::PP code

POSIX
Apache::LogFormat::Compiler

LICENSE

Copyright (C) Masahiro Nagano.

Format specification is based on strftime(3) manual page which is a part of the Linux man-pages project.

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

AUTHOR

Masahiro Nagano <kazeburo@gmail.com>