joep wrote:

> I am writing a small piece that will include a date that needs to be
> compared to the current time.
> 
> EX. a = Time.now
>       b = db_cert_date + (72 months)

Rails's ActiveSupport package lets you say some_date + 72.months. It's that
simple; the secret unit of exchange is probably seconds.

If this were Brand X, using another platform's low-level library would be
eternal torment, but this is Ruby, so just try require 'active_support'!

-- 
 Phlip