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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at peppler dot org>
Subject: DBD::Sybase 1.04.8 available
Date: Sep 22 2004 6:47AM

I've just placed DBD::Sybase 1.04.8 on http://www.peppler.org/downloads.
This is a "dev" release, and has the following improvements on 1.04.6:

Better date/time formating controls.

1. Date/time values can now be controlled by calling
$dbh->syb_date_fmt(fmt_string) *or* $dbh->{syb_date_fmt} = fmt_string.

2. New ISO date/time formats (for output):

$dbh->{syb_date_fmt} = 'ISO';

will generate a "relaxed" ISO8601 date/time string:
	2004-08-22 08:39:08.643

$dbh->{syb_date_fmt} = 'ISO_strict';

will generate a "strict" ISO8601 date/time string:
	2004-08-22T08:39:08.603Z

Note that Sybase has no concept of a "timezone", so the trailing Z
simply assumes UTC, which is most likely incorrect. There is no
guarantee that the client and the server run in the same timezone,
though I suppose one could simply assume that the time is in the
client's localtime. Maybe that requires another option?

Anyway - if you're up to it - please download and test this new version,
which should normally be the last dot release before 1.05.

Michael
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Michael Peppler                              Data Migrations, Inc.
mpeppler@peppler.org                       http://www.peppler.org/
Sybase T-SQL/OpenClient/OpenServer/C/Perl developer available for short
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