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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • When I worked at KAOS, one of the seat-warmers who styled himself a "database programmer" ("I learnded FileMakers!") once came sobbing to me that he couldn't take a plain string "4/5/99" and subtract a plain string "3/20/99" and get 16, and why doesn't it work, huh Torgo?

    I started to explain that you have to convert them to... and he interrupted me and started moaning "I JUST WAAANT IT TO WOOOOOOORRRRRRRRK!!!". As if I would stop what I was doing, pull a Clifford the Big Red Dog Does Date Conversion For Yo