joep wrote:
> On Sep 10, 10:03 am, Phlip <phlip2... / gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
> 
> Only problem is I'm not using rails. Just straight ruby as a cgi.
> 

Phlip's point was that you can use active_support without using rails:

    gem install activesupport

cheers,
mick