On Dec 27, 12:21 pm, Junkone <junko... / gmail.com> wrote:
> On Dec 27, 9:06 am, fw <fwmailingli... / gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > On Thu, 2007-12-27 at 22:39 +0900, Junkone wrote:
> > > i get the following error. wonder why
>
> > > irb(main):068:0> @@config["date"]
> > > => "27/12/2007"
> > > irb(main):069:0> Time.parse(@@config["date"])
> > > ArgumentError: argument out of range
> > >         from e:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/time.rb:184:in `local'
> > >         from e:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/time.rb:184:in `make_time'
> > >         from e:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/time.rb:243:in `parse'
> > >         from (irb):69
> > >         from :0
> > > irb(main):070:0>
>
> > You have the month and day swapped - there's no 27th month in a year:
>
> > $ irb
> > irb(main):001:0> require 'time'
> > => true
> > irb(main):002:0> Time.parse('27/12/2007')
> > ArgumentError: argument out of range
> >         from /home/felix/ruby1.8.6/lib/ruby/1.8/time.rb:184:in `local'
> >         from /home/felix/ruby1.8.6/lib/ruby/1.8/time.rb:184:in
> > `make_time'
> >         from /home/felix/ruby1.8.6/lib/ruby/1.8/time.rb:243:in `parse'
> >         from (irb):2
> > irb(main):003:0> Time.parse('12/27/2007')
> > => Thu Dec 27 00:00:00 -0800 2007
> > irb(main):004:0>
>
> > HTH,
>
> > Felix
>
> i have a canadian layout and my regional settings on my computer is
> set to dd/mm/yyyy. strange that ruby cannot get this one right. all my
> office apps and my oracle and mysql databases now recognise this
> format on my computer.

Here ya go, eh. ;)

Time.parse(@@config["date"].gsub(/(.*?)\/(.*?)\/(.*)/, '\2/\1/\3'))

Regards,
Jordan