On Fri, 9 Sep 2005, Ara.T.Howard wrote:

> On Fri, 9 Sep 2005, Hugh Sasse wrote:
>
>> What is alib?
>
> ara's lib ;-)  it's a holding place for all the utility methods i don't end
         [...]
> arrays.  it's a mix of useful stuff like
>
>  - Util : lot's of time/string/process/filesystem/tmpdir-file/hash
>    manipulation routines
>
>  - Main : utilities for whipping out simple and configurable (via yaml file)
>    main programs that support usage, logging, command line and option 
> parsing
>    in seconds
>
>  - Bsearch : bsearch support for arrays
>
>  - OrderedHash : name says it all

These sound useful, thank you.
>
> basically it's my personal stash of stuff i can't live without.  get it here
>
>  http://codeforpeople.com/lib/ruby/alib/

Thank you for this.
>
>
>> I think it depends on  whenther I can get both times into the same form.

s/nth/th/ :-)
>
> to form those methods use is iso-8601 - should be a peice of cake.

And Google waves in the direction of

http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-time.html

Which it turns out I have linked to before!
>
> cheers.
>
> -a

         Thank you,
         Hugh