By accident, I just realized that an ActiveRecord date field can be set using a third way... foo = Fo.new foo.start_date = Date.new(2016, 1, 31) foo.start_date = '2016-01-31' and to my surprise... foo.start_date = '31/1/2016' Where can I find documentation on this? I've searched to the point of wasting my time.
on 2016-05-05 17:25
on 2016-05-05 18:15
On Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 4:26:19 PM UTC+1, Ruby-Forum.com User wrote: > > By accident, I just realized that an ActiveRecord date field can be set > using a third way... > > foo = Fo.new > foo.start_date = Date.new(2016, 1, 31) > foo.start_date = '2016-01-31' > > and to my surprise... > > foo.start_date = '31/1/2016' > > Where can I find documentation on this? I've searched to the point of > wasting my time. > > In the most general case, active record ends up calling Date._parse ( http://ruby-doc.org/stdlib-2.3.1/libdoc/date/rdoc/... ) from the ruby stdlib which tries to guess/handle all sorts of different formats ( https://github.com/ruby/ruby/blob/trunk/ext/date/d... ) but without documenting what they are (as far as I can see) Fred
on 2016-05-05 19:00
On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 11:25 PM, Avery Wilkening <email@example.com> wrote: > Where can I find documentation on this? there are lots, try this eg https://robots.thoughtbot.com/how-rails-works-type-casting just remember, this is ruby, and "foo=" can be a method call. kind regards --botp