On Wednesday 15 March 2006 06:02, Ashley Moran wrote:
> Hi everyone
>
> I'm new to the Ruby bandwagon.  To get warmed up I've took on the gentle
> task of modifiying the PostgreSQL Rails adapter to read and write decimals
> as BigDecimals.  Oops bad choice :)  I'm still working on that though, so I
> won't post the half-baked patch yet.
>
> Anyway the immediate issue I have is actually simple.  Late last night I
> managed to get it reading BigDecimals, but my test case was trying to call
> to_d on the objects I was getting back.  Can't remember why (it was late -
> brain was fried), but I had to open the class and add it in (return self).
>
> This seems like a strange omission from the BigDecimal class.  Anyone know
> if there's a reason for that?  If not could it be added in?  I'm scared to
> touch it because it's a C library.

If you're looking for double, then you're probably looking for to_f (float).

> Ashley