I’ve come across an interesting scenario with validates_presence_of
and Dates in Rails. I’ve been looking through the Rails code but I
just can’t figure out where in Rails the date parsing which presumably
causes this issue is happening.
The problem is this. If you try and create a model using a date
string in the format “dd MMM yy” but you specify a year of ‘00’,
‘validates_presence_of’ fails because the Date object Rails converts
the String to is nil. If you specify any other 2-digit year it’s
fine. Here’s a simple example test case:
m = Model.create(:dated_on => ‘20 Apr 01’)
m = Model.create(:dated_on => ‘20 Apr 00’)
Has anyone come across this before and/or would anyone be able to
point me to where in the Rails code base the date is parsed so I can
look at implementing a workaround? I just can’t spot it!