Crutch is a (terrible) way to use Chronic in NodeJS applications.
In a nutshell
Install via npm, thusly:
npm install crutch
** Ruby, Chronic, and JSON must be installed locally.
Why would you do this?
Honestly, because missing Chronic is keeping me from building shit in Node.
What about (insert JS date-parsing library)?
I didn't find one I considered "robust enough" when I looked.
"Crutch" is exactly that: something to lean on until it's no longer useful. I hope that's soon.
Can I use it in production?
I might, but you probably wouldn't want to.
How does it work?
It spawns a ruby process, then uses JSON-RPC's ugly cousin to coax magic of Chronic#parse.