Joel VanderWerf wrote:
>
> Time.parse is documented in ri, but doesn't seem to be defined. Do I
> need to require something from the stdlib?
>
> I'm looking for an easy way to convert things like "4:30" to relative
> values--seconds since "00:00:00". I can just parse manually, of course,
> but was hoping for a standard way to do it, like
>
> Time.parse("4:30") - Time.parse("0:00")
>

Seems that it's an extension of the Time class by time.rb:

require 'time'
p Time.parse("4:30") - Time.parse("0:00")

#=> 16200.0


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