Hi, Rails date_select method takes an order argument, like this: date_select 'page', 'publish_at', :order => [:day, :month, :year] The items in the order array *must* be symbols, so this does not work: date_select 'page', 'publish_at', :order => ['day', 'month', 'year'] Lets say we have this locale file: en: date: order: - :year - :month - :day When using i18n's simple backend, I18n.t('date.order'), would return exactly [:day, :month, :year] (an array of symbols). However, if I change the backend to a key/value-store, such as a Hash or Redis, the return value of I18n.t('date.order') would be exactly ['day', 'month', 'year'] (an array of strings). Obiously this raises a problem in Rails since the date_select (an friends) do not accept strings in the array. So, who to blame? - Should all key/value stores support Ruby symbols? - Should Rails accept strings in the array? - Should i18n try to be clever (if even possible)? - ... Thanks!
on 2011-04-19 10:33