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MooseX::Types::DateTime::MoreCoercions − Extensions to MooseX::Types::DateTime


    package MyApp::MyClass;
    use MooseX::Types::DateTime::MoreCoercions qw( DateTime );
    has created => (
        isa => DateTime,
        is => "rw",
        coerce => 1,
    my $instance = MyApp::MyClass−>new(created=>'January 1, 1980');
    print $instance−>created−>year; # is 1980
    ## Coercions from the base type continue to work as normal.
    my $instance = MyApp::MyClass−>new(created=>{year=>2000,month=>1,day=>10});

Please see the test case for more example usage.


This module builds on MooseX::Types::DateTime to add additional custom types and coercions. Since it builds on an existing type, all coercions and constraints are inherited.


This module defines the following additional subtypes.

Subtype of "DateTime" in MooseX::Types::DateTime. Adds an additional coercion from strings.

Uses DateTimeX::Easy to try and convert strings, like "yesterday" into a valid DateTime object. Please note that due to ambiguity with how different systems might localize their timezone, string parsing may not always return the most expected value. IN general we try to localize to UTC whenever possible. Feedback welcomed!

Subtype of "Duration" in MooseX::Types::DateTime that coerces from a string. We use the module Time::Duration::Parse to attempt this.


Firstly, this module uses DateTimeX::Easy which is way to more DWIM than any sane person would desire. DateTimeX::Easy works by falling back until something makes sense, this is variable. Furthermore, all the modules that DateTimeX::Easy *can* use aren’t required for "proper" function of DateTimeX::Easy. What does this mean? Simple, your mileage may vary in your coercions because DateTimeX::Easy is installation specific.


MooseX::Types::DateTime Replacement for this module -- coercions with less voodoo

DateTimeX::Easy Backend of this module

Time::Duration::Parse Duration parsing backend for this module


John Napiorkowski <jjn1056 at>

Broken into a separate package from MooseX::Types::DateTime by Evan Carroll.

Forked from MooseX::Types::DateTimeX and ported back to use MooseX::Types::DateTime by Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsaaker <ilmari AT ilmari DOT org>.


    Copyright (c) 2008 John Napiorkowski.
    This program is free software; you can redistribute
    it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.