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  • by autarch (914) on 2003.11.06 14:08 (#25537) Homepage Journal
    Hey, I know, instead of whining in a journal entry you could send me a useful bug report. That might be a little less satisfying, but it would of course have the effect of leading to a fix.

    I can't reproduce whatever bug you think you've found. I did this:


    print DateTime->new(day=>6,month=>11,year=>2003)->datetime;


    and it works fine.
    • Hey, I know, instead of whining in a journal entry you could send me a useful bug report. That might be a little less satisfying, but it would of course have the effect of leading to a fix.

      Sad to think that people might be satisfied with complaining than with solving the problem.

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      xoa

      • Patches for humanity welcome. (Not that I have the maintainer's e-mail address :)

        • Another dig. I really am disappointed they had to come from three people who contributions I actually respected.

          Does it really come down to the level of slashdot comments?

          • I certainly didn't mean to hurt your feelings and I apologize.

            Bug reports for this module are between you and Dave; I have no stake in the matter. I'm just trying to be witty. Sometimes it doesn't work for the intended audience, and that's fine.

      • Sad to think that the put downs are coming thick and fast despite sending a bug report BEFORE I posted my Journal. AND trying to write a set of test cases.

        If my contributions are so lowly thought of I'll not bother to help in future.

        • Sad to think that people might be satisfied with complaining than with solving the problem.

          Sorry, let me rephrases: "Sad to think that could be an expectation." I didn't mean it as a putdown.

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          xoa

    • Hey, you know, instead of berating me, why not check your rt.cpan.org entry. Okay I now know WHY it fails, but at least I took the time write a test case to show why I thought it was wrong.

      I have no idea why a month of 11 is failing but it is. I was testing it on Windows so it may be some perculiarity there. I will look more in depth tomorrow.

      Whining is for someone who can't be arsed to try and help fix things. You have me mistaken for someone else. If you would like me to take the time in future to try

      • And I responded to your original bug report as soon as I saw it. From the bug report, I thought you were simply saying that the _new_ delta_days method in 0.18 didn't work as expected, as opposed to saying that the duration object returned by subtraction now had different values.

        A month of 11 being a problem mystifies me, since it works fine for me. I'm not sure why it'd be a problem on Windows. But you certainly didn't mention that in the RT report, or I would have responded to it.

        As to the infinite t
        • I can appreciate there may have been discussion of the datetime list, and had I been subscribed I would certainly have pointed out the fact, that despite it being not entriely accurate, others may rely on the fact that it returned a value that represented the total number of days as opposed to a difference between the month days. Improving the function is one thing, to change it's reason for existing is another.

          The infinite issue is not something I've had time to look into. My first assumption was that so