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Id: 23313
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: DateTime-Format-Strptime

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Owner: rickm [...] cpan.org
Requestors: develop [...] traveljury.com
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Severity: Important
Broken in: 1.0700
Fixed in: (no value)



Subject: Bug handling time zones like America/New_York
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If you do this: use DateTime::Format::Strptime; my $dt=new DateTime::Format::Strptime (pattern => '%O'); print $dt->parse_datetime('America/Chicago'); ---> works correctly print $dt->parse_datetime('America/New_York'); ---> prints: The timezone 'America/New_york' could not be loaded, or is an invalid name. The bug lies with a regular expression which is missing a /g at the end. Patch: --- Strptime.pm 2005-11-29 15:52:51.000000000 +0100 +++ Strptime.pm 2005-11-29 15:47:06.000000000 +0100 @@ -330,7 +330,7 @@ if ($tz_olson) { $tz_olson = ucfirst lc $tz_olson; - $tz_olson =~ s|([/_])(\w)|$1\U$2|; + $tz_olson =~ s|([/_])(\w)|$1\U$2|g; my $tz = DateTime::TimeZone->new( name => $tz_olson ); $self->local_croak("I don't recognise the time zone '$tz_olson'.") \ and return undef unless $tz; $use_timezone = $set_time_zone = $tz;
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Resolved in 1.0900. Thanks for taking the time to locate the exact problem and providing a patch. In future, please log bugs in the google-code project: http://code.google.com/p/datetime-format-strptime/
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Actually, the solution in #23768 is a better idea: don't mess with the user's input. Though I'm extending it to "unless it didn't work".
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