Re: script with date operation??
On 5/13/06, Stephen R Laniel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
That sort of work is precisely why I do it in Perl. Because
then you start getting into messiness with leap years,
timezones, etc., etc., etc. There's a reason that time
libraries are hard to write. :-) Perl's done all the work
for you; be lazy.
What do leap years have to do with it? Leap *seconds*, maybe, but I'm
willing to be off on the count of days by a few seconds. If timezones
are a real problem, you can always specify the timezone after the
year. date has done all the work for you.
Michael A. Marsh