Alex Tokarev
and 1 contributors

NAME

DT - DateTime wrapper that tries hard to DWYM

SYNOPSIS

    use DT qw(:pg);

    my $dt_now = DT->new(time); # Just works
    my $dt_fh = DT->new('2018-02-06T15:45:00-0500'); # Just works

    my ($pg_time_str) = $pg_dbh->selectrow_array("SELECT now();")
    my $dt_pg = DT->new($pg_time_str); # Also just works

    my $timestamp_notz = $dt_pg->pg_timestamp_notz;
    my $timestamp_tz = $dt->pg->pg_timestamp_tz;

DESCRIPTION

DT is a very simple and thin wrapper over DateTime::Moonpig, which in turn is a wrapper over DateTime. DateTime::Moonpig brings immutability and saner operator overloading at the cost of cartoonish name but also lacks date/time parsing capabilities that are badly needed all the time.

There is a myriad of helpful modules on CPAN but all that typing!

Compare:

    use DateTime;
    my $dt = DateTime->from_epoch(epoch => time);

    use DateTime::Format::Pg;
    my $dt = DateTime::Format::Pg->parse_datetime($timestamp_from_postgres);

    use DateTime::Format::ISO8601;
    my $dt = DateTime::Format::ISO8601->parse_datetime($iso_datetime);

With:

    use DT ':pg';
    my $dt_unix = DT->new(time);
    my $dt_pg = DT->new($timestamp_from_postgres);
    my $dt_iso = DT->new($iso_datetime);

DT constructor will try to Do What You Mean, and if it cannot it will fall back to default DateTime constructor. Simple.

METHODS

DT also adds a few useful methods:

unix_time

A synonym for epoch. No special magic, just easier to remember.

pg_timestamp_notz

Format $dt object into a string suitable for PostgreSQL TIMESTAMP WITHOUT TIME ZONE type column.

pg_timestamp_tz

Format $dt object into a string suitable for PostgreSQL TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE type column.

INSTALLATION

To install this module type the following:

    perl Makefile.PL
    make && make test && make install

DEPENDENCIES

DateTime::Moonpig is the parent class for DT. DateTime::Format::ISO8601 is required for parsing ISO8601 date/time formats.

PostgreSQL related methods are optional and depend on DateTime::Format::Pg being installed.

REPORTING BUGS

No doubt there are some. Please post an issue on GitHub (see below) if you find something. Pull requests are also welcome.

GitHub repository: https://github.com/nohuhu/DT

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2018 by Alex Tokarev <nohuhu@cpan.org>.

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