The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
that has been posted to comp.lang.misc as well.

h.fulton / att.net writes:

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

V1.8 of the date2 package includes an strptime parser (along with a
replacement parsedate).

Dave