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time-lord is a gem that gives you more human like expressions for time and space math.
Underneath the covers
time-lord gives you single purpose objects for handling the more complex parts of Time & Space.
Specifically conversion, periods between two points, and scaling.
time-lord you have Period objects:
1.hour.ago.class #=> <TimeLord::Period @beginning=2013-03-03 23:44:59 -0800, @ending=2013-03-04 00:44:59 -0800>
Periods, if forced into strings or integers, represent the number of seconds between the two points
1.hour.ago.to_i #=> -3600
You can also specify periods from other periods:
1.hour.from(1.day.ago) #=> 1.hour.till(100.years.from_now) #=>
Obviously Periods act a lot like a Range and can be coerced into one:
1.hour.ago.to_range #=> 1362383339..1362386939
You may have noticed the negative integer from
This represents the period beginning before the ending.
The reverse comes from using
1.hour.from_now.to_i #=> 3600
Periods also have a special
1.hour.ago.to_words #=> "1 hour ago" 200.minutes.ago.to_words #=> "3 hours ago"
Of course you can also do fun Time math:
Time.now #=> 2013-03-04 00:55:49 -0800 Time.now - 2.hours #=> 2013-03-03 22:55:50 -0800
Time is fun.
- A blue telephone box (optional)
Like any other gem you can install it via the
$ gem install time-lord
Although I suggest using
gem 'time-lord', '~> 1.0'
To make sure you did everything right, just do the following:
$ ruby -e "1.hour.ago.to_words" > 1 hour ago
Issues & Documentation
Absolutely feel free to contribute, please!
Integer#till()to calculate both points in a period easily.
- The Coverall guys fixed up my setup.
- Cleaned up the readme
- Added and fixed a bug that dealt with month exactness
- Documented a whole hell of a lot
- Initial release
- Fork it
- Create your feature branch (
git checkout -b my-new-feature)
- Commit your changes (
git commit -am 'Add some feature')
- Push to the branch (
git push origin my-new-feature)
- Create new Pull Request
- Simon Hørup Eskildsen for the original work on time-ago-in-words gem
- Henrik Enggaard for very useful commits pre-1.0
- James Larkby-Lahet for very useful commits pre-1.0
- Nick Merwin for unfucking the coveralls setup
- Christian Tietze for pointing out a mistake in the readme
- Blaž Hrastnik for noticing and contributing tests for a bug in the timing logic past a month
Copyright (c) 2013 Kurtis Rainbolt-Greene
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