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J. David Blackstone has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and nine years of experience at a wireless telecommunications company, where he learned Perl and never looked back. J. David has an advantage in that he works really hard, he has a passion for writing good software, and he knows many of the world's best Perl programmers.

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Monday December 05, 2005
11:55 AM

A day has one or two digits

[ #27865 ]

Never extract a date using qr/\d\d/ to represent the day of the month. (Unless you have a spec to reference. Ha!) A date to many people is a \d+. In other words, some people (and even programs) represent the mday component of 2005-12-03 as simply " 3" or even "3" instead of the more proper "03".

Thankfully I at least followed my usual practice of using \s+ instead of " " between elements in the date string or I might have had even more confusion.

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