|<B>Reading config files with Date_InitB>||
If you use Date_Init to read any config files (if you do business mode
calculations, you probably do), you should remove all of the following
config variables from your call to Date_Init:
and replace them with:
where FILE is now the full path to a config file. Also, the ConfigFile argument should be the first argument in Date_Init.
The Date_ConvTZ function has changed. It should now take 3 arguments:
If $from is not given, it defaults to the local time zone. If $to is not given, it defaults to the local time zone.
The date is converted from the $from time zone into the $to time zone. Both should be any time zone (or alias) supported by Date::Manip.
The old $errlevel argument is no longer handled.
|<B>ConvTZ and TZ config variablesB>||
If you use either the ConvTZ or TZ config variables, you should
replace them with either SetDate or ForceDate. See the
Date::Manip::Config document for information.
The TZ variable will continue to work until Dec 2015 at which point it will be removed.
|<B>Other deprecated config variablesB>||
The following config variables have been deprecated, but will continue
to function (though they will be removed at a future date):
The following variables have been removed. If you use any of them, you may need to modify your scripts:
|<B>today, yesterday, tomorrowB>||
If you parse the strings today, yesterday, or tomorrow in order
to get the time now, or 24 hours in the past/future, this will no
longer work. These strings now refer strictly to the date (so today
is the current day at midnight, yesterday is the previous day at
To get the time now, 24 hours ago, or 24 hours in the future, you would need to parse the strings now, -24:00:00, or +24:00:00 respectively.
|<B>Do not use MemoizeB>||
In 5.xx, it was documented that you could use the module Memoize to
speed up Date::Manip, especially when sorting dates.
This information is no longer accurate. Using Memoize in conjunction with Date::Manip should have little impact on performance, and may lead to incorrect results, especially if you change config variables.
Please refer to GENERAL CHANGES in Date::Manip::Changes5to6 for more information.
Please refer to the Date::Manip::Problems documentation for information on submitting bug reports or questions to the author.
Date::Manip - main module documentation
This script is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
Sullivan Beck (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|perl v5.20.3||DATE::MANIP::MIGRATION5TO6 (3)||2015-06-01|