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Monday July 17, 2006
03:31 AM

Time:Duration::Parse

[ #30310 ]

lazyweb,

do you know if there's a module to parse human readable duration format into seconds, like:

    is( parse_duration("3 seconds"), 3 );
    is( parse_duration("7 days, 5 hours"), 622800 );

I want to allow users of Plagger to write things like:

    fresh: 7 days

in YAML config file, to say "I want fresher entries than 7 days old".

So it's kind of opposite to what Time::Duration does. I know there's DateTime::Format::Duration but it looks like you have to explicitly specify which format you expect and that's not what I want.

Cache::BaseCache module has internally a similar code that I want. Do you think it's worth splitting the functionality to a separate module?

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