On Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 10:20:06AM +0900, Ron Jeffries wrote:
> If this assert fails:
> 
>         assert_equal(Date.new(2006,4,15), calc.disbursal_date)
> 
> it prints something like:
> 
> test_PayFifteenthAfterQuarter(ProjectTest) [./projecttest.rb:13]:
> <#<Date: 4907679/2,0,2299161>> expected but was
> <#<Date: 4907681/2,0,2299161>>.
> 
> With the dates in a rather odd format, as you see above. Yet Date's to_s method
> is perfectly reasonable.
> 
It's not calling Date#to_s, it's calling Date#inspect. I think you can
do: 
assert_equal( a = Date.new(2006, 4, 15), b = calc.disbursal_date,
   "Expected Date of #{a}, got date of #{b}")