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$hdstr NAME

Date::Manip::Lang::${mod} - ${name} language support.

$hdstr SYNOPSIS

This module contains a list of words and expressions supporting the language. It is not intended to be used directly (other Date::Manip modules will load it as needed).

$hdstr LANGUAGE EXPRESSIONS

The following is a list of all language words and expressions used to write times and/or dates.

All strings are case insensitive.

Month names and abbreviations

When writing out the name of the month, several different variations may exist including full names and abbreviations.

The following month names may be used:

$words{month_name}[0] $words{month_name}[1] $words{month_name}[2] $words{month_name}[3] $words{month_name}[4] $words{month_name}[5] $words{month_name}[6] $words{month_name}[7] $words{month_name}[8] $words{month_name}[9] $words{month_name}[10] $words{month_name}[11]

The following abbreviations may be used:

$words{month_abb}[0] $words{month_abb}[1] $words{month_abb}[2] $words{month_abb}[3] $words{month_abb}[4] $words{month_abb}[5] $words{month_abb}[6] $words{month_abb}[7] $words{month_abb}[8] $words{month_abb}[9] $words{month_abb}[10] $words{month_abb}[11]

Day names and abbreviations

When writing out the name of the day, several different variations may exist including full names and abbreviations.

The following day names may be used:

$words{day_name}[0] $words{day_name}[1] $words{day_name}[2] $words{day_name}[3] $words{day_name}[4] $words{day_name}[5] $words{day_name}[6]

The following abbreviations may be used:

$words{day_abb}[0] $words{day_abb}[1] $words{day_abb}[2] $words{day_abb}[3] $words{day_abb}[4] $words{day_abb}[5] $words{day_abb}[6]

The following short (1-2 characters) abbreviations may be used:

$words{day_char}[0] $words{day_char}[1] $words{day_char}[2] $words{day_char}[3] $words{day_char}[4] $words{day_char}[5] $words{day_char}[6]

Delta field names

These are the names (and abbreviations) for the fields in a delta. There are 7 fields: years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, seconds.

The names and abbreviations for these fields are:

$words{fields}[0] $words{fields}[1] $words{fields}[2] $words{fields}[3] $words{fields}[4] $words{fields}[5] $words{fields}[6]

Morning/afternoon times

This is a list of expressions use to designate morning or afternoon time when a time is entered as a 12-hour time rather than a 24-hour time. For example, in English, the time "17:00" could be specified as "5:00 PM".

Morning and afternoon time may be designated by the following sets of words:

$words{ampm}[0] $words{ampm}[1]

Each or every

There are a list of words that specify every occurence of something. These are used in the following phrases:

   EACH Monday
   EVERY Monday
   EVERY month

The following words may be used:

$words{each}

Next/Previous/Last occurence

There are a list of words that may be used to specify the next, previous, or last occurence of something. These words could be used in the following phrases:

   NEXT week

   LAST tuesday
   PREVIOUS tuesday

   LAST day of the month

The following words may be used:

Next occurence:

$words{nextprev}[0]

Previous occurence:

$words{nextprev}[1]

Last occurence:

$words{last}

Delta words for going forward/backward in time

When parsing deltas, there are words that may be used to specify the the delta will refer to a time in the future or to a time in the past (relative to some date). In English, for example, you might say:

   IN 5 days
   5 days AGO

The following words may be used to specify deltas that refer to dates in the past or future respectively:

$words{when}[0] $words{when}[1]

Business mode

This contains two lists of words which can be used to specify a standard (i.e. non-business) delta or a business delta.

Previously, it was used to tell whether the delta was approximate or exact, but now this list is not used except to force the delta to be standard.

The following words may be used:

$words{mode}[0]

The following words may be used to specify a business delta:

$words{mode}[1]

Numbers

Numbers may be spelled out in a variety of ways. The following sets correspond to the numbers from 1 to 53:

$words{nth}[0] $words{nth}[1] $words{nth}[2] $words{nth}[3] $words{nth}[4] $words{nth}[5] $words{nth}[6] $words{nth}[7] $words{nth}[8] $words{nth}[9]

$words{nth}[10] $words{nth}[11] $words{nth}[12] $words{nth}[13] $words{nth}[14] $words{nth}[15] $words{nth}[16] $words{nth}[17] $words{nth}[18] $words{nth}[19]

$words{nth}[20] $words{nth}[21] $words{nth}[22] $words{nth}[23] $words{nth}[24] $words{nth}[25] $words{nth}[26] $words{nth}[27] $words{nth}[28] $words{nth}[29]

$words{nth}[30] $words{nth}[31] $words{nth}[32] $words{nth}[33] $words{nth}[34] $words{nth}[35] $words{nth}[36] $words{nth}[37] $words{nth}[38] $words{nth}[39]

$words{nth}[40] $words{nth}[41] $words{nth}[42] $words{nth}[43] $words{nth}[44] $words{nth}[45] $words{nth}[46] $words{nth}[47] $words{nth}[48] $words{nth}[49]

$words{nth}[50] $words{nth}[51] $words{nth}[52]

Ignored words

In writing out dates in common forms, there are a number of words that are typically not important.

There is frequently a word that appears in a phrase to designate that a time is going to be specified next. In English, you would use the word AT in the example:

   December 3 at 12:00

The following words may be used:

$words{at}

Another word is used to designate one member of a set. In English, you would use the words IN or OF:

   1st day OF December
   1st day IN December

The following words may be used:

$words{of}

Another word is use to specify that something is on a certain date. In English, you would use ON:

   ON July 5th

The following words may be used:

$words{on}

Words that set the date, time, or both

There are some words that can be used to specify a date, a time, or both relative to now.

Words that set the date are similar to the English words 'yesterday' or 'tomorrow'. These are specified as a delta which is added to the current time to get a date. The time is NOT set however, so the delta is only partially used (it should only include year, month, week, and day fields).

The following words may be used:

$words{offset_date}

Words that set only the time of day are similar to the English words 'noon' or 'midnight'.

The following words may be used:

$words{times}

Words that set the entire time and date (relative to the current time and date) are also available.

In English, the word 'now' is one of these.

The following words may be used:

$words{offset_time}

Hour/Minute/Second separators

When specifying the time of day, the most common separator is a colon (:) which can be used for both separators.

Some languages use different pairs. For example, French allows you to specify the time as 13h30:20, so it would use the following pairs:

   : :
   [h] [:]

The first column is the hour-minute separator and the second column is the minute-second separator. Both are perl regular expressions.

A pair of colons is ALWAY allowed for all languages. If a language allows additional pairs, they are listed here:

$words{seps}

$hdstr KNOWN BUGS

None known.

$hdstr BUGS AND QUESTIONS

Please refer to the Date::Manip::Problems documentation for information on submitting bug reports or questions to the author.

$hdstr SEE ALSO

Date::Manip - main module documentation

$hdstr LICENSE

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

$hdstr AUTHOR

Sullivan Beck (sbeck\@cpan.org)