Thank you, matz. I will do one or the other.
Let me investigate first.

Hal

> Hi,
> 
> In message "[ruby-talk:01542] Complex numbers, etc."
>     on 00/02/23, h.fulton / att.net <h.fulton / att.net> writes:
> 
> |I am wondering if anyone has an idea for a problem of
> |a similar nature that I could work on? By "similar
> |nature" I mean relatively self-contained, easily grokked
> |in its entirety, but not entirely trivial or useless.
> 
> How about strptime(3) like date parsing function, or better parsedate.
> lib/parsedate.rb is done by me, but is pretty ad hoc and ugly.