-----Original Message-----
From: "W. Kent Starr"<elderburn / mindspring.com>
To: "ruby-talk ML"<ruby-talk / netlab.co.jp>
Date: Wed Jan 31 07:59:10 PST 2001
Subject: [ruby-talk:10170] Re: DateTime class for Ruby?

>On Wed, 31 Jan 2001, Andrew Hunt wrote:
>> On Wed, 31 Jan 2001 11:04:11 +0900, Ben Tilly <ben_tilly / hotmail.com> wrote:
>> > andy / toolshed.com (Andrew Hunt) wrote:
>
>> > A general-purpose library should attempt to anticipate
>> > and provide for unexpected uses...
>> 
>> Oh, agreed - and I think this ought to be implemented if
>> it isn't currently.  I'm just curious as to practical
>> applications outside of astrology :-)
>> 
>
>An astronomical database covering the last 6000 years?
>An history/timeline database covering the last 2000 years?
>A 'time traveller' game?
>
>Just a couple of (ok 3) thoughts that immediately come to mind. The first
>definitely requires date and time coordination, the latter two may have a use
>for 'time' in conjunction with date, however.
>
>Regards,
>
>Kent Starr
>elderburn / mindspring.com

I know everyone here can't be under 30.... Don't ya think wanting to track birthdates (as actual dates instead of strings, obviously) and do some amount of diddling might be difficult as well?

Mike Wilson
Unix Administrator
http://ruby.weblogs.com
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