Wow, that works like a charm, thanks.

-Harold

On 11/14/05, Jamis Buck <jamis / 37signals.com> wrote:
> It should just be a matter of using strftime:
>
>    value.strftime("%a %b %e at %I:%M%p")
>
> - Jamis
>
> On Nov 14, 2005, at 10:07 PM, Harold Hausman wrote:
>
> > I've got strings created by doing something on the order of
> > DateTime.now.to_s stored away.
> >
> > When I'm reading them out, and showing them to the user I want to see
> > something pretty like:
> >
> > Sat Mar 10 at 12:34pm
> >
> > Heres the code I came up with:
> >
> > def timeFormat( in_str )
> >       the_date = DateTime.parse( in_str )
> >       the_date = the_date.new_offset( -7.0/24.0 )
> >       nice_date = ''
> >       nice_date += case the_date.cwday
> >               when 1; "Mon "
> >               when 2; "Tue "
> >               when 3; "Wed "
> >               when 4; "Thu "
> >               when 5; "Fri "
> >               when 6; "Sat "
> >               when 7; "Sun "
> >       end
> >       nice_date += case the_date.month
> >               when 1; "Jan "
> >               when 2; "Feb "
> >               when 3; "Mar "
> >               when 4; "Apr "
> >               when 5; "May "
> >               when 6; "Jun "
> >               when 7; "Jul "
> >               when 8; "Aug "
> >               when 9; "Sep "
> >               when 10; "Oct "
> >               when 11; "Nov "
> >               when 12; "Dec "
> >       end
> >       nice_date += the_date.day.to_s + ' at '
> >       the_minute = the_date.min
> >       if( the_minute < 10 )
> >               the_minute = "0"+the_minute.to_s
> >       else
> >               the_minute = the_minute.to_s
> >       end
> >       if( the_date.hour < 12 )
> >               nice_date += the_date.hour.to_s + ":" + the_minute + "am"
> >       elsif( the_date.hour > 12 )
> >               nice_date += ( the_date.hour-12 ).to_s + ":" + the_minute + "pm"
> >       else
> >               nice_date += ( the_date.hour ).to_s + ":" + the_minute + "pm"
> >       end
> >       nice_date
> > end
> >
> > #Woah, ugly.
> > #Anyone spare a moment to show me the right way to do something
> > like this?
> >
> > #Thanks in advance
> > #-Harold
> >
>
>
>