Hi,

I was looking for if I can use *Date::strptime* method to check if a string 
can be validate as *valid* month or not, Thus I tested it with few random 
strings. It was meeting my expectation too.


Date::strptime("January",'%B')
# => #<Date: 2014-01-01 ((2456659j,0s,0n),+0s,2299161j)>
 Date::strptime("JaNuary",'%B')
# => #<Date: 2014-01-01 ((2456659j,0s,0n),+0s,2299161j)>
Date::strptime("JaNua",'%B')
#  => #<Date: 2014-01-01 ((2456659j,0s,0n),+0s,2299161j)>
2.0.0-p451 :005 > Date::strptime("Foo",'%B')
# ArgumentError: invalid date
Date::strptime("Jan",'%B')
# => #<Date: 2014-01-01 ((2456659j,0s,0n),+0s,2299161j)>
Date::strptime("Janu",'%B')
# => #<Date: 2014-01-01 ((2456659j,0s,0n),+0s,2299161j)>

Now all are going above my head.

Date::strptime("Marche",'%B')
# => #<Date: 2014-03-01 ((2456718j,0s,0n),+0s,2299161j)>
Date::strptime("Marcheee",'%B')
#=> #<Date: 2014-03-01 ((2456718j,0s,0n),+0s,2299161j)>
Date::strptime("Mayil",'%B')
# => #<Date: 2014-05-01 ((2456779j,0s,0n),+0s,2299161j)>
Date::strptime("Juneixyt",'%B')
# => #<Date: 2014-06-01 ((2456810j,0s,0n),+0s,2299161j)>

Does that mean valid English month name checking this way is not safe ? :(


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