Issue #18033 has been updated by nobu (Nobuyoshi Nakada).


ioquatix (Samuel Williams) wrote in #note-4:
> > Time.parse often results in unintentional/surprising results.
> 
> Can we change it so that it doesn't return unintentional/surprising results? I realise this might be impossible without extending the interface... e.g. `Time.parse(..., surprising: false)` :p

Yes, it seems by design, and changing the behavior will just break something.
I thought that the same name but different behavior method would be more confusing.

> I agree clean room implementation is nice. But if `Time.parse` can do unexpected things, a new interface does not fix existing usage so the problem still exists, and now we have two interfaces for doing largely the same thing - one that "works" and one that does "unintentional/surprising" things.

A wrapper version based on the new `Time.new` would be possible, I think.

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Feature #18033: Time.new to parse a string
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/18033#change-92844

* Author: nobu (Nobuyoshi Nakada)
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
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Make `Time.new` parse `Time#inspect` and ISO-8601 like strings.

* `Time.iso8601` and `Time.parse` need an extension library, `date`.
* `Time.iso8601` can't parse `Time#inspect` string.
* `Time.parse` often results in unintentional/surprising results.
* `Time.new` also about 1.9 times faster than `Time.iso8601`.

    ```
    $ ./ruby -rtime -rbenchmark -e '
    n = 1000
    s = Time.now.iso8601
    Benchmark.bm(12) do |x|
      x.report("Time.iso8601") {n.times{Time.iso8601(s)}}
      x.report("Time.parse") {n.times{Time.parse(s)}}
      x.report("Time.new") {n.times{Time.new(s)}}
    end'
                       user     system      total        real
    Time.iso8601   0.006919   0.000185   0.007104 (  0.007091)
    Time.parse     0.018338   0.000207   0.018545 (  0.018590)
    Time.new       0.003671   0.000069   0.003740 (  0.003741)
    ```

https://github.com/ruby/ruby/pull/4639



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