(You): Perl’s str2time(“next week”) returns nothing, but “date -d ‘next week'” works fine. What Perl library implements date’s -d option?
(Brandon): Date::Manip is the canonical library for that kind of thing. It’s big and slow, though
(Brandon): also, I’ve found that in many cases it’s easier to let GNU date do it. Date::Manip is a bit weird
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