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NAME

       Rose::DateTime::Parser - DateTime parser object.

SYNOPSIS

         use Rose::DateTime::Parser;

         $parser = Rose::DateTime::Parser->new(time_zone => 'UTC');

         $dt = $parser->parse_date('4/30/2001 8am')
           or warn $parser->error;

DESCRIPTION

       Rose::DateTime::Parser encapsulates a particular kind of call to Rose::DateTime::Util's
       parse_date and parse_european_date functions.  The object maintains the desired time zone,
       which is then passed to each call.

       This class inherits from, and follows the conventions of, Rose::Object. See the
       Rose::Object documentation for more information.

CONSTRUCTOR

       new PARAMS
           Constructs a new Rose::DateTime::Parser object based on PARAMS, where PARAMS are
           name/value pairs.  Any object method is a valid parameter name.

OBJECT METHODS

       error [ERROR]
           Get or set the error message string.

       european [BOOL]
           Get or set a boolean value that controls how the parse_date method will interpret
           "xx/xx/xxxx" dates: either month/day/year or year/month/day.

           If true, then the parse_date method will pass its arguments to Rose::DateTime::Util's
           parse_european_date function, which interprets such dates as "dd/mm/yyyy".

           If false, then the parse_date method will temporarily force non-European date parsing
           and then call Rose::DateTime::Util's parse_date function, which will interpret the
           date as "mm/dd/yyyy".

           This attribute defaults to the value returned by the
           Rose::DateTime::Util->european_dates class method called at the time the
           Rose::DateTime::Parser object is constructed.

           If the BOOL argument is undefined (instead of "false, but defined") then the attribute
           will return to its default value by calling the Rose::DateTime::Util->european_dates
           class method again.  To unambiguously set the attribute to true or false, pass a
           defined value like 1 or 0.

       parse_date STRING
           Attempt to parse STRING by passing it to Rose::DateTime::Util's parse_date or
           parse_european_date function.  The choice is controlled by the european attribute.

           If parsing is successful, the resulting DateTime object is returned.  Otherwise, error
           is set and false is returned.

       parse_datetime STRING
           This method is an alias for parse_date()

       parse_european_date STRING
           Attempt to parse STRING by passing it to Rose::DateTime::Util's parse_european_date
           function (regardless of the value of the  european attribute). If parsing is
           successful, the resulting DateTime object is returned.  Otherwise, error is set and
           false is returned.

       time_zone [STRING]
           Get or set the time zone string passed to Rose::DateTime::Util's parse_date function.
           Defaults to the value returned by the Rose::DateTime::Util->time_zone class method.

AUTHOR

       John C. Siracusa (siracusa@gmail.com)

LICENSE

       Copyright (c) 2010 by John C. Siracusa.  All rights reserved.  This program is free
       software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.