Am I doing this wrong? Why does this seem so clumsy (time, datetime vs. DateTime)

Skye Shaw!@#$ at
Sun Sep 20 06:19:31 CEST 2009

On Sep 19, 7:22 pm, Schif Schaf <schifsc... at> wrote:
> The other day I needed to convert a date like "August 2009" into a
> "seconds-since-epoch" value (this would be for the first day of that
> month, at the first second of that day).

You could use Time::Piece:

[sshaw at localhost ~]$ perl -lMTime::Piece -e'$t=Time::Piece->strptime
("August 2009","%b %Y"); print $t->epoch'

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