22927[PBML] Re: Time string parsing
- Mar 1, 2006--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Stan Horwitz <stan@...> wrote:
>I helped Shawn off-list and got a solution.
> On Mar 1, 2006, at 4:13 AM 3/1/06, acummingsus wrote:
> > On Tuesday 28 February 2006 10:49, Shawn Hirn wrote:
> > > I am working with the Time::Interval CPAN module's getInterval
> > feature and
> > [ . . ]
> > > What I want is a variable called $y that's just the total seconds
> > that's
> > > represented by $x.
> > >
> > > For example, if ...
> > >
> > > $x = 1 hours, 2 minutes, 30 seconds" I want
> > > $y = 3750
> > >
> > > So, how can I get to $y from $x? I have been reading the Perl
> > cookbook and
> > http://search.cpan.org/~ahicox/Time-Interval-1.0.5/Interval.pod
> > if you want to use the same module in order to get your desired $y
> > result:
> > $number_of_seconds = convertInterval(
> > hours => 1,
> > minutes => 2,
> > seconds => 30,
> > ConvertTo => "seconds"
> > );
> > # ------------------
> > yes, at that above url, its doc says that convertinterval will do
> > that.
> > Now, whether or not scalar variable can be used instead of the
> > explicit
> > (example: the explicit 2 for minutes), I don't know. Also you will
> > need to
> > parse $x in order to get each of the 3 numbers.
> > Maybe there's another way, easier. But if scalar variable can be
> > used, as I mentioned, then it could be done in this way.
> Thanks. For some reason, when I leave off the third argument, I get
> as a result. I also get the same thing if I use "0" as the third
> Sorry, I should have indicated that information in my original posting.
> Does anyone see what I am doing wrong, or is this CPAN module buggy?
my $diff_time_seconds = getInterval('02/26/06 05:23:30','02/27/06
# Note the '%' before the '$' because $diff_time_seconds is a ref.
print "Seconds: ", convertInterval( %$diff_time_seconds,
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