Provided by: libdatetime-format-dateparse-perl_0.05-2_all bug

NAME

       DateTime::Format::DateParse - Parses Date::Parse compatible formats

SYNOPSIS

           use DateTime::Format::DateParse;

           my $dt = DateTime::Format::DateParse->parse_datetime( $date );
           my $dt = DateTime::Format::DateParse->parse_datetime( $date, $zone );

DESCRIPTION

       This module is a compatibility wrapper around Date::Parse.

USAGE

   Import Parameters
       This module accepts no arguments to it's "import" method and exports no symbols.

   Methods
       Class Methods

       ·   parse_datetime($date [, $zone])

           Accepts a Date::Parse compatible $date string and optionally a Time::Zone compatible
           $zone string.

           Returns a DateTime object.

GOTCHAS

       ·   If parse_datetime is called on a $date that doesn't know specify a timezone and $zone
           is not set, then the timezone of the returned DateTime object will be set to the
           "local" timezone.  This is consistent with the behavior of Date::Parse.

       ·   If parse_datetime is called without a $zone but the $date string does specify a
           timezone/offset or if parse_datetime is called with a $zone that DateTime::TimeZone
           does not understand, the returned DateTime object will have it's timezone set to a
           fixed offset from UTC.  This means that "DST" information is not available and date
           math will not reflect "DST" transitions.  This may be resolved for true timezones by
           using the DateTime::TimeZone::Alias module to "alias" the Time::Zone timezone to an
           Olson DB name.  This may be done automatically in a future release.

CREDITS

       Graham Barr (GBARR) <gbarr@pobox.com>, author of Date::Parse

       Everyone at the DateTime "Asylum".

SUPPORT

       Support for this module is provided via the <datetime@perl.org> email list.  See
       <http://lists.perl.org/> for more details.

AUTHOR

       Joshua Hoblitt (JHOBLITT) <jhoblitt@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2005-6  Joshua Hoblitt. All rights reserved. This program is free software;
       you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

       The full text of the licenses can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module,
       or in perlartistic and perlgpl as supplied with Perl 5.8.1 and later.

SEE ALSO

       Date::Parse, Time::Zone, DateTime, DateTime::TimeZone, DateTime::TimeZone::Alias,
       <http://datetime.perl.org/>