Perl 5 version 24.0 documentation
Time::localtime - by-name interface to Perl's built-in localtime() function
This module's default exports override the core localtime() function, replacing it with a version that returns "Time::tm" objects. This object has methods that return the similarly named structure field name from the C's tm structure from time.h; namely sec, min, hour, mday, mon, year, wday, yday, and isdst.
You may also import all the structure fields directly into your namespace
as regular variables using the :FIELDS import tag. (Note that this still
overrides your core functions.) Access these fields as
variables named with a preceding
in front their method names.
corresponds to $tm_mday if you import
The ctime() function provides a way of getting at the scalar sense of the original CORE::localtime() function.
To access this functionality without the core overrides,
use an empty import list, and then access
function functions with their full qualified names.
On the other hand, the built-ins are still available
While this class is currently implemented using the Class::Struct module to build a struct-like class, you shouldn't rely upon this.