Converting Month to Num

rlssdpm at rlssdpm at
Wed Mar 21 19:12:47 CST 2001


Joe's suggestion is definitely the right way to go.  

However, if you aren't aware of Perl hashes, you are missing a 
large chunk of the power of the language.  

my %months;

# there are more elegant ways to initialize a hash
# but this will do:
$months{'jan'} = 1;
$months{'dec'} = 12;


$num = $months{lc($q->param('month')));

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