Created: 2011-07-06 19:13
Updated: 2014-09-08 22:47



DateTimeX::Duration::SkipDays - Given a starting date, a number of days and a list of days to be skipped, returns the date X number of days away.


version 0.001



use strict; use warnings;

use DateTime; use DateTimeX::Duration::SkipDays;

my $skip_days = q(



my $skip_x_days = 30; my $start_date = DateTime->new( 'year' => 2011, 'month' => 12, 'day' => 1 );

my $s = DateTimeX::Duration::SkipDays->new({ 'parse_dates' => $skip_days, 'start_date' => $start_date, });

my ( $span, $skipped ) = $s->add( $skip_x_days );

printf "\nCalculated Start: %s\nCalculated End: %s\n", $span->start->ymd, $span->end->ymd;

my $iter = $skipped->iterator;

while ( my $dt = $iter->next ) {

printf "\nSkipped: %s", $dt->min->ymd;


if ( @{ $s->bad_format } ) {

print "\n\nUnrecognized formats:"; print "\n\t$_" for @{ $s->bad_format };


should output

Calculated Start: 2011-12-01

Calculated End: 2012-01-12

Skipped: 2011-12-03

Skipped: 2011-12-04

Skipped: 2011-12-10

Skipped: 2011-12-11

Skipped: 2011-12-17

Skipped: 2011-12-18

Skipped: 2011-12-24

Skipped: 2011-12-25

Skipped: 2011-12-31

Skipped: 2012-01-01

Skipped: 2012-01-07

Skipped: 2012-01-08


new( [%HASH] )

With no arguments an empty object is returned.

This method will croak if a non-hash reference is passed to it.

The possible keys for the constructor are any of the available methods below, except for add. The add method must be called explicitly. Unknown keys will be silently ignored.

The values have the same requirement as the matching methods.

Returns a DateTimeX::Duration::SkipDays object.

start_date( DateTime )

start_date is expecting a DateTime object. This will be used as the starting point for calculations.

Returns true on success.


days_to_skip accepts any object, or array of objects that will be added to the current list of days to be skipped.

Currently, DateTime, DateTime::Span, DateTime::Set, DateTime::Set::ICal and DateTime::SpanSet are known to work. Anything that can be used with DateTime::Set's union method should work.

Returns true on success

parse_dates( $SCALAR )

parse_dates is expecting a scalar that has a newline separated list of dates. The text can contain any of the following:

Returns true on success or false on failure.

Any line that is not recognized is silently ignored. Check bad_format for a list of unknown formats.


Returns a reference to an array of unrecognized formats.


add expects a single integer (can be positive or negative, or even 0, though that would be kind of useless).

This is the number of days into the future or past you are looking for.

The start_date and days_to_skip values need to have been populated or this method will croak.

In array context a reference to a DateTime::Span object and a DateTime::SpanSet object is returned, otherwise a reference to a hash with those objects as values is returned.

X XDateTime::Duration


See perlmodinstall for information and options on installing Perl modules.


Alan Young


This software is copyright (c) 2010 by Alan Young.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

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