xduration is an extension of the ruby-duration gem. It additionally adds support for longer time units such as weeks, months and years.
Specific time unit classes that subclass and specialize
Duration are made available:
- Decades, Decade
- Years, Year
- Months, Month
- Weeks, Week
- Days, Day
- Hours, Hour
- Minutes, Minute
- Seconds, Second
Fixnum is patched with additional
pm methods to return the time, fx
1.am is today at
Numeric is patched with methods such as:
- dseconds, dsecond, ..., dhours, ddays, dweeks, dyears, ddecades
Each method returns an appropriate instance of Hours, Decades and so on..
5.dhours # => Hours.new(5)
5.duration # => Duration.new(5) # 5 seconds
The locale file used for text output, fx for
Here an example for a danish (da) locale file:
da: ruby_duration: second: sekond seconds: sekonder minute: minut minutes: minutter hour: time hours: timer day: dag days: dage week: uge weeks: uges month: måned months: måneder year: år years: år
For more advanced Duration functionality, the Timespan gem is recommended ;)
Duration is an immutable type that represents some amount of time with accuracy in seconds.
A lot of the code and inspirations is borrowed from duration lib, which is a mutable Duration type with lot more features but lack of tests.
- Representation of time in years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds.
- Construtor can receive the amount of time in seconds or a Hash with unit and amount of time.
- Format method to display the time with i18n support.
- Mongoid serialization support. Use
- Tested on mri 1.8.7, ree 1.8.7, mri 1.9.2, jruby and rubinius. Kudos to rvm!
1.day + 4.hours 10.am
weeks = Weeks.new(6) years = Years.new(6)
Show me the code
Duration.new(100) => #<Duration: minutes=1, seconds=40, total=100> Duration.new(:hours => 5, :minutes => 70) => #<Duration: hours=6, minutes=10, total=22200>
Duration.new(:weeks => 3, :days => 1).format("%w %~w and %d %~d") => "3 weeks and 1 day" Duration.new(:weeks => 1, :days => 20).format("%w %~w and %d %~d") => "3 weeks and 6 days"
Duration.new(:weeks => 1, :days => 20).iso8601 => "P3W6DT0H0M0S"
The current version of this gem supports Mongoid >= 2.1.0.
require 'duration/mongoid' class MyModel include Mongoid::Document field :duration, type => Duration end
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.
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