Dumb question - how to get day/month names from a date?


#1

I can’t for the life of me figure this one out. I know that the Date
class has constants including MONTHNAMES and DAYNAMES, but I have no
idea how to access them.

day = Date.today
Date.constants

[“MONTHS”, “ABBR_DAYS”, “DAYNAMES”, “ENGLAND”, “DATE_FORMATS”, “PARSE_DAYPAT”, “ABBR_MONTHNAMES”, “ABBR_MONTHS”, “ITALY”, “PARSE_MONTHPAT”, “MONTHNAMES”, “GREGORIAN”, “DAYS”, “ZONES”, “ABBR_DAYNAMES”, “JULIAN”]

day.italy

#<Date: 4907723/2,0,2299161>

day.monthnames

NoMethodError: undefined method `monthnames’ for #<Date: 4907723/2,0,2299161>

How do I access that constant?

-Adam


#2

On 5/6/06, Adam B. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

#<Date: 4907723/2,0,2299161>

day.monthnames

NoMethodError: undefined method `monthnames’ for #<Date: 4907723/2,0,2299161>

Date::MONTHNAMES

It’s a constant in the Date class. You use “::” to get at constants,
“.” to get at methods.

Les