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Parse a date and time from a string

Given the string "2008-05-06 13:29", parse it as a date representing 6th March, 2008 1:29:00pm in the local time zone.
dt := DateTime.fromLocale("2008-05-06 13:29", "YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm")

Display information about a date

Display the day of month, day of year, month name and day name of the day 8 days from now.
date := + 8day

Display a date in different locales

Display a language/locale friendly version of New Year's Day for 2009 for several languages/locales. E.g. for languages English, French, German, Italian, Dutch the output might be something like:

Thursday, January 1, 2009
jeudi 1 janvier 2009
giovedì 1 gennaio 2009
Donnerstag, 1. Januar 2009
donderdag 1 januari 2009

(Indicate in comments where possible if any language specific or operating system configuration needs to be in place.)
// May require modification of Fantom distribution t
// for undefined locales - basically just create a '<locale-name>.props' plain text file with values like this:
// sunAbbr=Sun
// ..
// sunFull=Sunday
["en", "fr", "ru"].map { Locale(it) }.each |Locale l| {
l.use { echo(Date(2009, Month.jan, 1).toLocale("WWWW, MMMM D, YYYY")) }

Display the current date and time

Create a Date object representing the current date and time. Print it out.
If you can also do this without creating a Date object you can show that too.