DT == 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 oh all that typing! Consider: 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); Versus: 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. 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. LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT Copyright (c) 2018 by Alex Tokarev <email@example.com>. This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See "perlartistic".