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We almost touched on this in our post about unix time – but in this post we look at how to take an arbritary date in string format and converted it into a meaningful date in the format we want. This uses two important functions, Parse and Format, within the time package.
The parse function is interesting because unlike some languages, to parse a date you don’t specify the date using letters (Y-m-d for example) but use a real time, this time in fact: 2006-01-02T15:04:05+07:00.