>> This is an intentional change (r12859).
>
> Can I regard this issue as rejected?

Seems somewhat surprising to me that
Date::parse('06/21/95')

doesn't parse, though I suppose that's better than what 1.8.x currently does:
irb(main):004:0> Date.parse("08/21/97").to_s
=> "0097-08-21"

Which is definitely bad :)

Should I file these as feature requests to have them work [and guess century].

Also should I file a feature request to change Time.parse to raise on
failed parse instead of returning Time.now [as you can't currently
determine if a time parsed successfully or not--at least not easily].

Thanks!
-=R