DateTime::Format::Builder::Parser::Quick - Use another formatter, simply


DateTime::Format::Builder::Parser::Quick - Use another formatter, simply


    use DateTime::Format::Builder (
    parsers => { parse_datetime => [
        { Quick => 'DateTime::Format::HTTP' },
        { Quick => 'DateTime::Format::Mail' },
        { Quick => 'DateTime::Format::IBeat' },

is the same as:

    use DateTime::Format::HTTP;
    use DateTime::Format::Mail;
    use DateTime::Format::IBeat;
    use DateTime::Format::Builder (
    parsers => { parse_datetime => [
        sub { eval { DateTime::Format::HTTP->parse_datetime( $_[1] ) } },
        sub { eval { DateTime::Format::Mail->parse_datetime( $_[1] ) } },
        sub { eval { DateTime::Format::IBeat->parse_datetime( $_[1] ) } },

(These two pieces of code can both be found in the test suite; one as quick.t, the other as fall.t.)


Quick adds a parser that allows some shortcuts when writing fairly standard and mundane calls to other formatting modules.


Quick has two keys, one optional.

The Quick keyword should have an argument of either an object or a class name. If it's a class name then the class is used.

The method keyword is optional with a default of parse_datetime. It's either name of the method to invoke on the object, or a reference to a piece of code.

In any case, the resultant code ends up looking like:

     my $rv = $Quick->$method( $date );


See the main module's section.


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Copyright © Iain Truskett, 2003. All rights reserved.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.000 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.

The full text of the licences can be found in the Artistic and COPYING files included with this module, or in the perlartistic manpage and the perlgpl manpage as supplied with Perl 5.8.1 and later.


Iain Truskett <>

SEE ALSO mailing list.

the perl manpage, DateTime, the DateTime::Format::Builder manpage

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