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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Can you give a bit more info as to what use these two modules are? Looking at the source, all they do is store year/month/day/hour/min/sec and give one shortcut for printing those out.

    The docs make the excuse that loading time modules takes 3-4MB (only true for DateTime - try something lighter like Date::Class or Time::Piece), but for *::Tiny to do anything useful it looks like you'd have to do that anyway.

    I (for obvious reasons) totally disagree with the flamebait in your docs about how DateTime.pm is the
    • I recently worked on an soft-realtime Perl application (using POE) that dealt heavily with dates and times. Not manipulating them, but they had to be parsed and potentially converted between formats.

      What I found was that quite a significant amount of work was having to be done just to create the DateTime objects, far more than I was comfortable with.

      And yet the data did not require that level of rigour, I wasn't going to be doing anything with the dates, just holding them in memory, possibly converting to a