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Standup 06/13/2007

Interesting Things

  • Rails gotcha: Date.parse and Time.parse do not react the same when passed data that can’t be parsed:
$ script/console
Loading development environment.
>> Time.parse "monkey"
=> Thu Jun 14 08:43:10 PDT 2007
>> Date.parse "monkey"
ArgumentError: 3 elements of civil date are necessary
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/date.rb:650:in `new_with_hash'
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/date.rb:695:in `parse'
        from (irb):2
  • Rails gotcha #2: in functional tests, assert_redirected_to can fail if you are not consistent in your “strings vs symbols” notation. Example:
class MonkeyWranglersController < ActionController
    def index
            redirect_to :controller "monkey_wranglers", :action => :list

Now, the assertions:

get :index
assert_redirected_to :controller => "monkey_wranglers", :action => :list # passes
get :index
assert_redirected_to :controller => "monkey_wranglers", :action => "list" # fails

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