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Gabby Dizon
April 2, 2002 03:49
regex help
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hello list friends,

hope you can help me with my problem. here it is:

i have a date string formatted this way:  $date = "Apr. 02, 2002"
i want to capture the "Apr" (without the period) into $1, "02" into $2, and
"2002" into $3.
note that some months may not be abbreviated (such as May), and therefore
might not have a period.
my regex skills are still sadly inferior (though i'm learning =)

my second (and optional) problem for you to solve: i want to transform this
into mysql date format (yyyy-mm-dd). this is easy enough to do, but i was
wondering if there are any modules there that can date manipulation a lot
easier. if you know any, just let me know.

thanks a lot!

Gabby Dizon
Web Developer
Inq7 Interactive, Inc.

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