[rspec-users] Date comparisons

Steve Downey steve.downtown at gmail.com
Sat May 3 14:12:16 EDT 2008


>
> Just because too objects have the same to_s representation don't mean
> they are equal:


The important equality in this case is what matters to the tester.


>
> This is a similar issue to Floats where there's more precision than
> the exernal representation shows.
>

Is there more precision than seconds in a Time instance?

irb(main):006:0> a,b = Time.now, Time.now
=> [Sat May 03 11:06:31 -0700 2008, Sat May 03 11:06:31 -0700 2008]
irb(main):007:0> puts a.to_i, b.to_i
1209837991
1209837991
=> nil
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