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difference between two dates

anandkumar biyani

Joined: Dec 06, 2011
Posts: 9
I tried the below code to find difference between two dates. It works fine if the day of the month is 2-digit number. But it fails when we have a single-digit day of month(ex:1-9). my code is as below. please help me soon.

#!/usr/bin/perl -w

use strict;
use Time::Local;

my %months = (
Jan => 1,
Feb => 2,
Mar => 3,
Apr => 4,
May => 5,
Jun => 6,
Jul => 7,
Aug => 8,
Sep => 9,
Oct => 10,
Nov => 11,
Dec => 12

my $beginning = 'Fri Oct 6 05:54:09 2007';
my $end = 'Fri Oct 6 06:54:09 2007';

my @b = split(/[:\s]/, $beginning);
my @e = split(/[:\s]/, $end);

my $b = timelocal($b[5], $b[4], $b[3], $b[2], $months{$b[1]}-1, $b[-1]);
my $e = timelocal($e[5], $e[4], $e[3], $e[2], $months{$e[1]}-1, $e[-1]);

#my @new = localtime($b);
#printf "%04d%02d%02d\n", $new[5]+1900, $new[4]+1, $new[3];

my $elapsed = $e - $b;
print qq($elapsed seconds elapsed between the two events.\n);

Thanks in advance
fred rosenberger
lowercase baba

Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 11923

Is there a reason you are not using the Date::Calc module?

There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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