Brent Rowland wrote:
> I suppose this is a Unix question in a Ruby context:
> 
> How do we represent dates before the Creation of the Universe (Jan 1, 1970)?
> I've been hacking on the Interbase driver, and discovered Ruby didn't 
> like some dates in my database, because they were prior to 1970. 
>  rb_time_new insists on positive numbers.  For now I'm flooring 
> retrieved dates at zero, but this isn't really an acceptable long-term 
> solution.

There are two (more?) possible solutions.

1) define your own DateTime class (I've done this for Ruby/DB2 and Ruby/DBI)
2) use date3.rb from RAA

Regards,

  Michael



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