[Chicago-talk] Perl and dates

Eric Ellington e.ellington at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 09:20:34 PDT 2008

Date-Calc and DateTime are both fast and work well, and both will
solve your problem. Depending on how complicated your date processing
is you might want to check out Date-Manip. The Author states that you
should most likely not use his package. However, I have found it
useful on occasions. There are handy functions such as:


One gotcha is there is a config file that I have always had to use
with Date-Manip, as it can never figure out what time zone any system
is in. Also, the package will not work at all if it is unable to
determine the time zone.

On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 9:59 AM,  <Vernon_Dainwood at areb.uscourts.gov> wrote:
> If you have a start date of ( 03/07/04)   example
> and a end date of (03/21/08)    example
> How would you find the total months for this date range or any date
> range?????
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Eric Ellington
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