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Nick Vitsinsky7,246 Points
Unexpected return when changing format for return Date in irb
I assumed that it doesn't matter what date format I'll try to use as long as it would be valid and and have tried to return the date in a format %d/%m/%Y for
the output is
=> #<Date: 1985-10-19 ((2446358j,0s,0n),+0s,2299161j)>
expected return is
=> #<Date: 1985-19-10....
when I try to return the same result for 1/10/1985, I've got expected result
Date.strptime("19/10/1985", "%d/%m/%Y") => #<Date: 1985-10-19 ((2446358j,0s,0n),+0s,2299161j)>
So what is the problem?
Todd MacIntyre12,248 Points
That output is correct. You are expecting the incorrect output to be displayed.
You have Year = 1985. Month = 10. Day = 19. Ruby output is displayed in YEAR/MONTH/DAY by default, thus giving 1985-10-19