DateTimeX::Immutable - An immutable subclass of DateTime
use DateTimeX::Immutable; my $now = DateTimeX::Immutable->now; # 2012-12-12T11:15:10 my $day = $now->with_hour( 0 )->with_minute( 0 )->with_second( 0 ); say $now; # 2012-12-12T11:15:10 say $day; # 2012-12-12T00:00:00 $now->set_day( 1 ); # throws an exception
or with aliased:
use aliased 'DateTimeX::Immutable' => 'DateTime'; my $now = DateTime->now; # 2012-12-12T11:15:10 my $day = $now->with_hour( 0 )->with_minute( 0 )->with_second( 0 ); say $now; # 2012-12-12T11:15:10 say $day; # 2012-12-12T00:00:00 $now->set_day( 1 ); # throws an exception
This is subclass of DateTime which throws an exception when methods that modify the object are called. Those methods are replaced with new methods that leave the original object untouched, and return a new
DateTimeX::Immutable object with the expected changes.
The following methods now thrown an exception:
$dt->add_duration() $dt->subtract_duration() $dt->add() $dt->subtract() $dt->set() $dt->set_year() $dt->set_month() $dt->set_day() $dt->set_hour() $dt->set_minute() $dt->set_second() $dt->set_nanosecond() $dt->truncate()
and are replaced by these methods which return the changed value:
$dt->plus_duration() $dt->minus_duration() $dt->plus() $dt->minus() $dt->with_component() $dt->with_year() $dt->with_month() $dt->with_day() $dt->with_hour() $dt->with_minute() $dt->with_second() $dt->with_nanosecond() $dt->trunc()
At the moment,
set_formatter continue to act as mutators. DateTime uses these internally and changing them creates unexpected behavior. These methods also do not really change the time value.
See DateTime for the rest of the documentation.
Reasons why this module eixsts:
- Mutability is bad!
- DateTime::Moonpig: Great idea but changes too much. We still want to be to truncate, set_*, etc, we just want the result returned. Changing the math goes beyond the scope of our needs. No integration with DBIC.
- Time::Moment: Excellent, but for code that already uses DateTime we want to continue. Also, Time::Moment's plugin for DBIC doesn't support native db date formats.
(TODO: Expand on explanation for this module's existence.)
Mark Grimes, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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