[thelist] Perl & Unix epoch

Anthony Baratta Anthony at Baratta.com
Sun Apr 7 21:45:01 CDT 2002

At 05:03 PM 4/7/2002, Kostas Nasis wrote:
> > FYI - use real dates in your DB instead of UNIX time. You'll
> > be much happier in the long run.
>Why do you think so? Timestamps are far more flexible... And since it's
>just an int, it compatible across all databases.

I started with UNIX Time Stamps as a way to track information in a DB and
came to the conclusion that it was better to us the native date/time fields
and SQL functions of the DB being used in order to manipulate and process
date information.

Anthony Baratta
Keyboard Jockeys

"Conformity is the refuge of the unimaginative."

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