Attached are a few tests for the Date::Delta class. I hope they are of some use.
And some points which might be considered bugs.
(Everything for 1.9.2 patchlevel 174, probably applies to older versions too)
i) Interplay with the Time class
So the following doesn't look right:
irb(main):005:0> t1 = Time.new(2011)
=> 2011-01-01 00:00:00 +0100
irb(main):006:0> t2 = Date::Delta.days(1)
irb(main):007:0> t1 + t2
=> 2011-01-01 00:00:01 +0100
ii) Difference of Dates is number
This leads to the following strange behavior:
irb(main):016:0> t1 = Date.new(2011,2)
irb(main):017:0> t1 - t1 + Date::Delta.months(1)
Wouldn't it be better, if date arithmetic stayed in the classes Date and Date::Delta when
date/delta is loaded?
iii) multiplication with scalars
I don't know what the coercion principles exactly are. So this might be okay.
irb(main):003:0> 2 * Date::Delta.days(2)
irb(main):004:0> Date::Delta.days(2) * 2
Can I add some documentation? Is there a standard way to do it or should I just go ahead and copy the style from other parts.
#2 [ruby-core:35416] Updated by tadayoshi funaba about 5 years ago
i'm planning to remove this undocumented feature.
i once tried to remove this experimental feature.
because, i felt i could not assign my time enough.
in fact, i removed this.
however, it reverted.
because, we were already in period of feature freeze at that time.
i was going to improve the delta.
however, now i'd like to improve date.