Issue #6193 has been reported by john_firebaugh (John Firebaugh).

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Bug #6193: Time.new does not accept seconds as a String
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/6193

Author: john_firebaugh (John Firebaugh)
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: 
Target version: 
ruby -v: ruby 1.9.3p125 (2012-02-16 revision 34643) [x86_64-darwin11.3.0]


Time.new accepts any or all of the year, month, day, hour, or minute specified as a String, but does not accept a String value for seconds:

>> Time.new("2012", "3", "22", "8", "19", 30)
=> 2012-03-22 08:19:30 -0700
>> Time.new("2012", "3", "22", "8", "19", "30")
TypeError: can't convert String into an exact number
	from (irb):222:in `initialize'
	from (irb):222:in `new'
	from (irb):222
	from /Users/john/.rvm/rubies/ruby-1.9.3-p125/bin/irb:16:in `<main>'

Since all other arguments can be strings, and since Time.utc and Time.local accept String seconds, I believe the expected behavior is that Time.new does as well.


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