i was porting some perl log parsing code over to ruby. final results
were weird. i've been scratching my head over a bug for the last hour
until i finally decided to create the minimal program that recreates
it.

a timestamp  line logged yesterday:

02/03/05 22:30:49

that's march 2nd, 2005 est

but this:

require 'time'
t=Time.parse("02/03/05 22:30:49")
puts t

outputs this:

Thu Feb 03 22:30:49 EST 2005


is there any way to parse the line with a specific format (in this
case switching the day and month around.

i could split the line up, rearrange manually  and use t.strftime but
that's closer to what my  perl code was doing (and i was trying to
avoid)
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