Re: parsedate doesn't work on Time.now.to_s


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ParseDate.parsedate(Time.now.to_s)
=> [nil, 5, 2, 20, 17, 57, “GMT”, 2]

It seems that parsedate is not able to detect the year from
the standard
string conversion of a date/time. Is there another way to do
this? Is it
the same in the US as for me here in the UK? It seems rather
inconsistent.

Julian

It’s not an issue specific to the UK:

irb(main):003:0> Time.now.to_s
=> “Tue May 02 13:46:27 Mountain Daylight Time 2006”
irb(main):043:0> ParseDate.parsedate(Time.now.to_s)
=> [nil, 5, 2, 13, 46, 18, “Mountain”, 2]

The problem is that ParseDate does not handle long time zone
names, only abbreviated forms. Consider:

irb(main):006:0> time = “Tue May 02 13:46:27 MST 2006”
=> “Tue May 02 13:46:27 MST 2006”
irb(main):007:0> ParseDate.parsedate(time)
=> [2006, 5, 2, 13, 46, 27, “MST”, 2]

Regards,

Dan

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