Ashley Moran wrote:
> 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.

Looks to me like it's missing.
How about we add this near line 1310 of ext/bigdecimal/bigdecimal.c?
+    rb_define_method(rb_cBigDecimal, "to_d", BigDecimal_uplus, 0);

Cheers,
Dave