Forum: Ruby on Rails Interesting differences between Windows and Linux

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Tom F. (Guest)
on 2005-12-26 04:20
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I have some controller code that uses the 'httpdate' method of a
'created_on' field from my database.  I'm running Rails on the Edge.  My
development environment is Windows XP, my 'production' environment is
Debian Linux.



When I upgraded my 'production' machine for the first time in a month, I
start getting an error that 'httpdate' is not a method of 'created_on'.
This part of the code is unchanged.  This method is defined in 'time.rb'
as part of the Ruby distribution.



If I add "require 'time'" to my controller, all is well again.  I can
find no "require 'time'" line in my vendor Rails code.



Some questions:

1.	Why did my original code work with earlier versions of Edge
Rails?
2.	Why did my original code work on Windows but not Linux?
3.	Is this a production vs development issue?
4.	What else is different that I may not find until I'm in
production?
5.	Is it my responsibility to do the "require" here, or is it
reasonable to expect Rails to do this for me?
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