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Re: date parsing on "bite-sized tasks" list

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-08-22 02:11:28 CEST

Tripp Lilley <tlilley@perspex.com> writes:
> Personally, I've used the "interesting" (ie: context-sensitive, ambiguous)
> forms like "yesterday" and so forth in scripts. Specifically, I use them
> in cron jobs. For instance, I have a job that runs late Sunday night to
> prepare data for a Wednesday deadline. In order to do its job, it needs to
> know what day it's preparing data for, so I tell it "next wednesday at
> midnight", which Date::Manip eats up and handles correctly.

We're using "-D tomorrow" in our current dist.sh script, for

"Unambiguous" doesn't have to mean "restricted to a few canonical forms
to the exclusion of all others", it just has to mean "unambiguous". :-)

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