package Time::localtime;
use strict;
use 5.006_001;

use Time::tm;

our (  
      $tm_sec, $tm_min, $tm_hour, $tm_mday,
      $tm_mon, $tm_year, $tm_wday, $tm_yday,
    use Exporter   ();
    @ISA         = qw(Exporter Time::tm);
    @EXPORT      = qw(localtime ctime);
    @EXPORT_OK   = qw(  
			$tm_sec $tm_min $tm_hour $tm_mday 
			$tm_mon $tm_year $tm_wday $tm_yday 
    $VERSION     = 1.03;

sub populate (@) {
    return unless @_;
    my $tmob = Time::tm->new();
    @$tmob = (
		$tm_sec, $tm_min, $tm_hour, $tm_mday, 
		$tm_mon, $tm_year, $tm_wday, $tm_yday, 
		$tm_isdst )
	    = @_;
    return $tmob;

sub localtime (;$) { populate CORE::localtime(@_ ? shift : time)}
sub ctime (;$)     { scalar   CORE::localtime(@_ ? shift : time) } 



=head1 NAME

Time::localtime - by-name interface to Perl's built-in localtime() function


 use Time::localtime;
 printf "Year is %d\n", localtime->year() + 1900;

 $now = ctime();

 use Time::localtime;
 use File::stat;
 $date_string = ctime(stat($file)->mtime);


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 F<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 C<tm_> in front their method names.
Thus, C<$tm_obj-E<gt>mday()> corresponds to $tm_mday if you import
the fields.

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,
pass the C<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
via the C<CORE::> pseudo-package.

=head1 NOTE

While this class is currently implemented using the Class::Struct
module to build a struct-like class, you shouldn't rely upon this.

=head1 AUTHOR

Tom Christiansen