"Once again, Dr. Jones, you see that there is
   nothing you can possess which I cannot take
   away."
      -- Belloc in _Raiders of the Lost Ark_

Scooped again! Well, I am open to ideas. Maybe I'll
just write a little sample app or two.

Thanks,
Hal


> 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