Get and set dates as strings on ActiveRecord-like objects
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string_date_accessors

Get and set dates as strings on ActiveRecord-like objects.

This gem is useful if you don't want to use Rails' standard date helpers and would rather set a text format for reading and writing dates and datetimes.

Usage

require 'rubygems'
require 'ostruct'
require 'string_date_accessors'

StringDateAccessors.date_format = '%d/%m/%y'

class Lady < OpenStruct
  include StringDateAccessors
  string_date_accessors :birthday, :dying_day
end

thatcher = Lady.new

thatcher.birthday = '10/1/09'

puts thatcher.birthday.day
puts thatcher.birthday.month
puts thatcher.birthday.year

thatcher.dying_day = 'not dead yet'

puts thatcher.dying_day
puts thatcher.invalid_date_accessors.inspect

The above outputs:

10
1
2009
not dead yet
[:dying_day]

Installation

It's on gemcutter (gem install string_date_accessors). It requires active_support.

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.

  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.

  • Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.

  • Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but

    bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.

Copyright

Copyright © 2010 Andrew Bruce. See LICENSE for details.