activesupport 3.2.10


  • 3.2.10

    • Hash.from_xml raises when it encounters type="symbol" or type="yaml". Use Hash.from_trusted_xml to parse this XML.


      Jeremy Kemper

  • 3.2.9

    • Add logger.push_tags and .pop_tags to complement logger.tagged:

      class Job
        def before
          Rails.logger.push_tags :jobs,
        def after
          Rails.logger.pop_tags 2

      Jeremy Kemper

    • Add %:z and %::z format string support to ActiveSupport::TimeWithZone#strftime. [fixes #6962] kennyj

  • 3.2.8

    • Fix ActiveSupport integration with Mocha > 0.12.1. Mike Gunderloy

    • Reverted the deprecation of ActiveSupport::JSON::Variable. Rafael Mendonça França

    • ERB::Util.html_escape now escapes single quotes. Santiago Pastorino

  • 3.2.7

    • Hash#fetch(fetch) is not the same as doing hash[key]

    • adds a missing require [fixes #6896]

    • make sure the inflection rules are loaded when cherry-picking active_support/core_ext/string/inflections.rb [fixes #6884]

    • Merge pull request #6857 from rsutphin/as_core_ext_time_missing_require

    • bump AS deprecation_horizon to 4.0

  • 3.2.6

    • No changes.
  • 3.2.5

    • ActiveSupport::JSON::Variable is deprecated. Define your own #as_json and #encode_json methods for custom JSON string literals. Erich Menge
  • 3.2.4

    • Added #beginning_of_hour and #end_of_hour to Time and DateTime core extensions. Mark J. Titorenko
  • 3.2.3

    • No changes.
  • 3.2.2

    • No changes.
  • 3.2.1

    • Documentation fixes and improvements.

    • Update time zone offset information. Ravil Bayramgalin

    • The deprecated ActiveSupport::Base64.decode64 calls ::Base64.decode64 now. Jonathan Viney

    • Fixes uninitialized constant ActiveSupport::TaggedLogging::ERROR. kennyj

  • 3.2.0

    • ActiveSupport::Base64 is deprecated in favor of ::Base64. Sergey Nartimov

    • Module#synchronize is deprecated with no replacement. Please use monitor from ruby's standard library.

    • (Date|DateTime|Time)#beginning_of_week accept an optional argument to be able to set the day at which weeks are assumed to start.

    • Deprecated ActiveSupport::MessageEncryptor#encrypt and decrypt. José Valim

    • ActiveSupport::Notifications.subscribed provides subscriptions to events while a block runs. fxn

    • Module#qualifiedconst(defined?|get|set) are analogous to the corresponding methods in the standard API, but accept qualified constant names. fxn

    • Added inflection #deconstantize which complements #demodulize. This inflection removes the righmost segment in a qualified constant name. fxn

    • Added ActiveSupport:TaggedLogging that can wrap any standard Logger class to provide tagging capabilities DHH

      Logger =
      Logger.tagged("BCX") { "Stuff" }                            # Logs "[BCX] Stuff"
      Logger.tagged("BCX", "Jason") { "Stuff" }                   # Logs "[BCX] [Jason] Stuff"
      Logger.tagged("BCX") { Logger.tagged("Jason") { "Stuff" } } # Logs "[BCX] [Jason] Stuff"
    • Added safe_constantize that constantizes a string but returns nil instead of an exception if the constant (or part of it) does not exist Ryan Oblak

    • ActiveSupport::OrderedHash is now marked as extractable when using Array#extract_options! Prem Sichanugrist

    • Added Array#prepend as an alias for Array#unshift and Array#append as an alias for Array#<< DHH

    • The definition of blank string for Ruby 1.9 has been extended to Unicode whitespace. Also, in 1.8 the ideographic space U+3000 is considered to be whitespace. Akira Matsuda, Damien Mathieu

    • The inflector understands acronyms. dlee

    • Deprecated ActiveSupport::Memoizable in favor of Ruby memoization pattern José Valim

    • Added Time#all_day/week/quarter/year as a way of generating ranges (example: Event.where(created_at: DHH

    • Added instance_accessor: false as an option to Class#cattr_accessor and friends DHH

    • Removed ActiveSupport::SecureRandom in favor of SecureRandom from the standard library Jon Leighton

    • ActiveSupport::OrderedHash now has different behavior for #each and #each_pair when given a block accepting its parameters with a splat. Andrew Radev

    • ActiveSupport::BufferedLogger#silence is deprecated. If you want to squelch logs for a certain block, change the log level for that block.

    • ActiveSupport::BufferedLogger#open_log is deprecated. This method should not have been public in the first place.

    • ActiveSupport::BufferedLogger's behavior of automatically creating the directory for your log file is deprecated. Please make sure to create the directory for your log file before instantiating.

    • ActiveSupport::BufferedLogger#auto_flushing is deprecated. Either set the sync level on the underlying file handle like this:

      f ='foo.log', 'w')
      f.sync = true f

      Or tune your filesystem. The FS cache is now what controls flushing.

    • ActiveSupport::BufferedLogger#flush is deprecated. Set sync on your filehandle, or tune your filesystem.

  • 3.1.0

    • ActiveSupport::Dependencies#load and ActiveSupport::Dependencies#require now return the value from super Aaron Patterson

    • Fixed ActiveSupport::Gzip to work properly in Ruby 1.8 Guillermo Iguaran

    • Kernel.require_library_or_gem was deprecated and will be removed in Rails 3.2.0 Josh Kalderimis

    • ActiveSupport::Duration#duplicable? was fixed for Ruby 1.8 thedarkone

    • ActiveSupport::BufferedLogger set log encoding to BINARY, but still use text mode to output portable newlines. fxn

    • ActiveSupport::Dependencies now raises NameError if it finds an existing constant in load_missing_constant. This better reflects the nature of the error which is usually caused by calling constantize on a nested constant. Andrew White

    • Deprecated ActiveSupport::SecureRandom in favour of SecureRandom from the standard library Jon Leighton

    • New reporting method Kernel#quietly. fxn

    • Add String#inquiry as a convenience method for turning a string into a StringInquirer object DHH

    • Add Object#in? to test if an object is included in another object Prem Sichanugrist, Brian Morearty, John Reitano

    • LocalCache strategy is now a real middleware class, not an anonymous class posing for pictures.

    • ActiveSupport::Dependencies::ClassCache class has been introduced for holding references to reloadable classes.

    • ActiveSupport::Dependencies::Reference has been refactored to take direct advantage of the new ClassCache.

    • Backports Range#cover? as an alias for Range#include? in Ruby 1.8 Diego Carrion, fxn

    • Added weeks_ago and prev_week to Date/DateTime/Time. Rob Zolkos, fxn

    • Added before_remove_const callback to ActiveSupport::Dependencies.remove_unloadable_constants! Andrew White

    • JSON decoding now uses the multi_json gem which also vendors a json engine called OkJson. The yaml backend has been removed in favor of OkJson as a default engine for 1.8.x, while the built in 1.9.x json implementation will be used by default. Josh Kalderimis

  • 3.0.7

    • Hash.from_xml no longer loses attributes on tags containing only whitespace André Arko

    • Rails 3.0.6 (April 5, 2011)

    • No changes.

  • 3.0.5

    • No changes.
  • 3.0.4

    • No changes.
  • 3.0.3

    • No changes.
  • 3.0.2

    • Added before_remove_const callback to ActiveSupport::Dependencies.remove_unloadable_constants! Andrew White
  • 3.0.1

    • No Changes, just a version bump.
  • 3.0.0

    • Implemented String#strip_heredoc. fxn

    • Pluggable cache stores: setting config.cache_store = "custom_store" will require 'active_support/cache/custom_store' and look for the CustomStore constant. #5486 Mike Perham

    • Removed Object#returning, Object#tap should be used instead. Santiago Pastorino

    • Deprecation behavior is no longer hardcoded to the name of the environment. Instead, it is set via config.active_support.deprecation and can be one of :log, :stderr or :notify. :notify is a new style that sends the warning via ActiveSupport::Notifications, and is the new default for production Yehuda Katz

    • Renamed ActiveSupport::Dependecies.load(once)paths to autoload(once)paths. fxn

    • Added ActiveSupport::FileUpdateChecker to execute a block only if a set of files changed, used by Router and I18n locale files. José Valim

    • Added ActiveSupport::DescendantsTracker to track descendants with support to constants reloading. José Valim

    • ActiveSupport::OrderedHash#merge and #merge! accept a block. #4838 Paul Mucur, fxn

    • Date#since, #ago, #beginning_of_day, #end_of_day, and #xmlschema honor now the user time zone if set. Geoff Buesing

    • Extracted String#truncate from TextHelper#truncate DHH

    • Ruby 1.9: support UTF-8 case folding. #4595 Norman Clarke

    • Removes Array#rand and backports Array#sample from Ruby 1.9, thanks to Marc-Andre Lafortune. fxn

    • Ruby 1.9: Renames last(month|year) to prev(month|year) in Date and Time. fxn

    • Aliases Date#sunday to Date#end_of_week. fxn

    • Backports Date#>> from 1.9 so that calculations do the right thing around the calendar reform. fxn

    • Date#to_time handles properly years in the range 0..138. fxn

    • Deprecate {{}} as interpolation syntax for I18n in favor of %{} José Valim

    • Array#to_xml is more powerful and able to handle the same types as Hash#to_xml #4490 Neeraj Singh

    • Harmonize the caching API and refactor the backends. #4452 Brian Durand All caches:

      • Add default options to initializer that will be sent to all read, write, fetch, exist?, increment, and decrement
      • Add support for the :expires_in option to fetch and write for all caches. Cache entries are stored with the create timestamp and a ttl so that expiration can be handled independently of the implementation.
      • Add support for a :namespace option. This can be used to set a global prefix for cache entries.
      • Deprecate expand_cache_key on ActiveSupport::Cache and move it to ActionController::Caching and ActionDispatch::Http::Cache since the logic in the method used some Rails specific environment variables and was only used by ActionPack classes. Not very DRY but there didn't seem to be a good shared spot and ActiveSupport really shouldn't be Rails specific.
      • Add support for :race_condition_ttl to fetch. This setting can prevent race conditions on fetch calls where several processes try to regenerate a recently expired entry at once.
      • Add support for :compress option to fetch and write which will compress any data over a configurable threshold.
      • Nil values can now be stored in the cache and are distinct from cache misses for fetch.
      • Easier API to create new implementations. Just need to implement the methods read_entry, write_entry, and delete_entry instead of overwriting existing methods.
      • Since all cache implementations support storing objects, update the docs to state that ActiveCache::Cache::Store implementations should store objects. Keys, however, must be strings since some implementations require that.
      • Increase test coverage.
      • Document methods which are provided as convenience but which may not be universally available.

      MemoryStore: * MemoryStore can now safely be used as the cache for single server sites. * Make thread safe so that the default cache implementation used by Rails is thread safe. The overhead is minimal and it is still the fastest store available. * Provide :size initialization option indicating the maximum size of the cache in memory (defaults to 32Mb). * Add prune logic that removes the least recently used cache entries to keep the cache size from exceeding the max. * Deprecated SynchronizedMemoryStore since it isn't needed anymore.

      FileStore: * Escape key values so they will work as file names on all file systems, be consistent, and case sensitive * Use a hash algorithm to segment the cache into sub directories so that a large cache doesn't exceed file system limits. * FileStore can be slow so implement the LocalCache strategy to cache reads for the duration of a request. * Add cleanup method to keep the disk from filling up with expired entries. * Fix increment and decrement to use file system locks so they are consistent between processes.

      MemCacheStore: * Support all keys. Previously keys with spaces in them would fail * Deprecate CompressedMemCacheStore since it isn't needed anymore (use :compress => true)

    • JSON: encode objects that don't have a native JSON representation using to_hash, if available, instead of instance_values (the old fallback) or to_s (other encoders' default). Encode BigDecimal and Regexp encode as strings to conform with other encoders. Try to transcode non-UTF-8 strings. Jeremy Kemper

    • HashWithIndifferentAccess: remove inherited symbolize_keys! since its keys are always strings. Santiago Pastorino

    • Improve transliteration quality. #4374 Norman Clarke

    • Speed up and add Ruby 1.9 support for ActiveSupport::Multibyte::Chars#tidy_bytes. #4350 Norman Clarke

    • Reduced load time by deferring configuration of classes using ActiveSupport::on_load(:component_name) YK

    • Rename #metaclass to #singleton_class now that ruby-core has decided JK

    • New assertions assert_blank and assert_present. #4299 Juanjo Bazan

    • Use Object#singleton_class instead of #metaclass. Prefer Ruby's choice. Jeremy Kemper

    • JSON backend for YAJL. Preferred if available. #2666 Brian Lopez

    • Introduce class_attribute to declare inheritable class attributes. Writing an attribute on a subclass behaves just like overriding the superclass reader method. Unifies and replaces most usage of cattr_accessor, class_inheritable_attribute, superclass_delegating_attribute, and extlib_inheritable_attribute. Jeremy Kemper, Yehuda Katz

    • Time#- with a DateTime argument behaves the same as with a Time argument, i.e. returns the difference between self and arg as a Float #3476 Geoff Buesing

    • YAML serialization for OrderedHash. #3608 Gregor Schmidt

    • Update bundled TZInfo to v0.3.16 Geoff Buesing

    • Georgetown TimeZone is now mapped to "America/Guyana" instead of "America/Argentina/San_Juan" #1821 Geoff Buesing, Reuben Sivan

    • Changed the default ActiveSupport.use_standard_json_time_format from false to true and ActiveSupport.escape_html_entities_in_json from true to false to match previously announced Rails 3 defaults DHH

    • Added Object#presence that returns the object if it's #present? otherwise returns nil DHH/Colin Kelley

    • Add Enumerable#exclude? to bring parity to Enumerable#include? and avoid if !x.include?/else calls DHH

    • Update Edinburgh TimeZone to use "Europe/London" instead of "Europe/Dublin" #3310 Phil Ross

    • Update bundled TZInfo to v0.3.15 Geoff Buesing

    • JSON: +Object#to_json+ calls +as_json+ to coerce itself into something natively encodable like +Hash+, +Integer+, or +String+. Override +as_json+ instead of +to_json+ so you're JSON library agnostic. Jeremy Kemper

    • String #to_time and #to_datetime: handle fractional seconds #864 Jason Frey

    • Update bundled TZInfo to v0.3.13 Geoff Buesing

    • Allow MemCacheStore to be initialized with a MemCache-like object instead of addresses and options Bryan Helmkamp

    • Change spelling of Kyev timezone to Kyiv #2613 Alexander Dymo

    • Add ActiveSupport.parse_json_times to disable time parsing in JSON backends that don't support it or don't need it. rick

    • Add pluggable JSON backends with support for the JSON gem. rick Example: ActiveSupport::JSON.backend = "JSONGem"

      All internal Rails JSON encoding is now handled by ActiveSupport::JSON.encode(). Use of #to_json is not recommended, as it may clash with other libraries that overwrite it. However, you can recover Rails specific functionality if you really want to use #to_json.

      gem 'json'
      ActiveSupport::JSON.backend = "JSONGem"
      class ActiveRecord::Base
        alias to_json rails_to_json
    • require 'active_support' no longer orders the whole menu of core extensions. Ask for just what you need: e.g. require 'active_support/core/time' to use timezones, durations, and stdlib date/time extensions. Jeremy Kemper

    • Removed rarely-used DRb cache store. Jeremy Kemper

    • returns 'Time', to further thwart type checking Geoff Buesing

    • Time.local instances: Adding 24.hours across the DST boundary adds 24 hours instead of one day #2066 Michael Curtis

  • 2.3.2

    • XmlMini supports LibXML and Nokogiri backends. #2084, #2190 Bart ten Brinke, Aaron Patterson Example: XmlMini.backend = 'Nokogiri'

    • Vendorize i18n 0.1.3 gem (fixes issues with incompatible character encodings in Ruby 1.9) #2038 Akira Matsuda

    • Update bundled memcache-client from to See Mike Perham

    • Ruby 1.9.1p0 fix: URI.unescape can decode multibyte chars. #2033 MOROHASHI Kyosuke

    • Time#to_s(:rfc822) uses #formatted_offset instead of unreliable and non-standard %z directive #1899 Zachary Zolton

    • Make TimeWithZone#to_formatted_s an alias to TimeWithZone#to_s #1796 Levin Alexander

    • Introduce Array.wrap(foo) to wrap the argument in an array unless it's already an array. Wraps nil as an empty array. Use instead of Array(foo) and foo.to_a since they treat String as Enumerable. Jeremy Kemper

    • TimeWithZone#xmlschema accepts optional fraction_digits argument [#1725 state:resolved] Nicholas Dainty

    • Object#tap shim for Ruby < 1.8.7. Similar to Object#returning, tap yields self then returns self. Jeremy Kemper { ... }.tap(&:inspect).map { ... }

    • TimeWithZone#- gives correct result with wrapped DateTime, and with DateTime argument Geoff Buesing

    • Updated i18n gem to version 0.1.1 #1635 Yaroslav Markin

    • Add :allow_nil option to delegate. #1127 Sergio Gil

    • Add convenience method to benchmark realtime in milliseconds. Jeremy Kemper

    • Updated included memcache-client to the version which includes fixes from fiveruns and 37signals to deal with failover and timeouts #1535 Joshua Sierles

    • Multibyte: add multibyte-safe Chars#ord rather than falling back to String#ord. #1483 Jason Cheow

    • I18n support for Array#to_sentence. Introduces support.array.words_connector, .two_words_connector, and .last_word_connector translation keys. #1397 Akira Matsuda

    • Added ActiveSupport::OrderedHash#each_key and ActiveSupport::OrderedHash#each_value #1410 Christoffer Sawicki

    • Added ActiveSupport::MessageVerifier and MessageEncryptor to aid users who need to store signed and/or encrypted messages. Michael Koziarski

    • Added ActiveSupport::BacktraceCleaner to cut down on backtrace noise according to filters and silencers David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Added Object#try. ( Taken from ) Chris Wanstrath

    • Added Enumerable#none? to check that none of the elements match the block #1408 Damian Janowski

    • TimeZone offset tests: use current_period, to ensure TimeZone#utc_offset is up-to-date Geoff Buesing

    • Update bundled TZInfo to 0.3.12 Geoff Buesing

    • Added lambda merging to OptionMerger (especially useful with named_scope and with_options) #726 Paweł Kondzior

  • 2.2.1

    • Increment the version of our altered memcache-client to prevent confusion caused when the 1.5.0 gem is installed.

    • Fixed the option merging in Array#to_xml #1126 Rudolf Gavlas

    • Make I18n::Backend::Simple reload its translations in development mode David Heinemeier Hansson/Sven Fuchs

  • 2.2.0

    • TimeWithZone#freeze: preload instance variables so that we can actually freeze Geoff Buesing

    • Fix Brasilia timezone #1180 Marcus Derencius, Kane

    • Time#advance recognizes fractional days and weeks. Deprecate Durations of fractional months and years #970 Tom Lea

    • Add ActiveSupport::Rescuable module abstracting ActionController::Base rescue_from features. Norbert Crombach, Pratik Naik

    • Switch from String#chars to String#mb_chars for the unicode proxy. Manfred Stienstra

      This helps with 1.8.7 compatibility and also improves performance for some operations by reducing indirection.

    • TimeWithZone #wday, #yday and #to_date avoid trip through #method_missing Geoff Buesing

    • Added Time, Date, DateTime and TimeWithZone #past?, #future? and #today? #720 Clemens Kofler, Geoff Buesing

    • Fixed Sri Jayawardenepura time zone to map to Asia/Colombo Jamis Buck

    • Added Inflector#parameterize for easy slug generation ("Donald E. Knuth".parameterize => "donald-e-knuth") #713 Matt Darby

    • Changed cache benchmarking to be reported in milliseconds David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Fix Ruby's Time marshaling bug in pre-1.9 versions of Ruby: utc instances are now correctly unmarshaled with a utc zone instead of the system local zone [#900 state:resolved] Luca Guidi, Geoff Buesing

    • Add Array#in_groups which splits or iterates over the array in specified number of groups. #579. [Adrian Mugnolo] Example:

      a = (1..10).to_a a.in_groups(3) # => [[1, 2, 3, 4], [5, 6, 7, nil], [8, 9, 10, nil]] a.in_groups(3, false) # => [[1, 2, 3, 4], [5, 6, 7], [8, 9, 10]]

    • Fix TimeWithZone unmarshaling: coerce unmarshaled Time instances to utc, because Ruby's marshaling of Time instances doesn't respect the zone Geoff Buesing

    • Added Memoizable mixin for caching simple lazy loaded attributes Josh Peek

    • Move the test related core_ext stuff out of core_ext so it's only loaded by the test helpers. Michael Koziarski

    • Add Inflection rules for String#humanize. #535 Dan Manges

      ActiveSupport::Inflector.inflections do |inflect| inflect.human(/_cnt$/i, '\1_count') end

      'jargon_cnt'.humanize # => 'Jargon count'

    • TimeWithZone: when crossing DST boundary, treat Durations of days, months or years as variable-length, and all other values as absolute length. A time + 24.hours will advance exactly 24 hours, but a time + will advance 23-25 hours, depending on the day. Ensure consistent behavior across all advancing methods Geoff Buesing

    • Added TimeZone #=~, to support matching zones by regex in time_zone_select. #195 Ernie Miller

    • Added Array#second through Array#fifth as aliases for Array#[1] through Array#[4] + Array#forty_two as alias for Array[41] David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Added test/do declaration style testing to ActiveSupport::TestCase DHH via Jay Fields

    • Added Object#present? which is equivalent to !Object#blank? David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Added Enumberable#many? to encapsulate collection.size > 1 David Heinemeier Hansson/Damian Janowski

    • Add more standard Hash methods to ActiveSupport::OrderedHash Steve Purcell

    • Namespace Inflector, Dependencies, OrderedOptions, and TimeZone under ActiveSupport Josh Peek

    • Added StringInquirer for doing things like"production").production? # => true and"production").development? # => false David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Fixed Date#end_of_quarter to not blow up on May 31st #289 state:resolved

  • 2.1.0

    • TimeZone#to_s shows offset as GMT instead of UTC, because GMT will be more familiar to end users (see time zone selects used by Windows OS, and Reverts [8370] Geoff Buesing

    • Hash.from_xml: datetime xml types overflow to Ruby DateTime class when out of range of Time. Adding tests for utc offsets Geoff Buesing

    • TimeWithZone #+ and #- : ensure overflow to DateTime with Numeric arg Geoff Buesing

    • Time#to_json: don't convert to utc before encoding. References #175 Geoff Buesing

    • Remove unused JSON::RESERVED_WORDS, JSON.valid_identifier? and JSON.reserved_word? methods. Resolves #164. Cheah Chu Yeow

    • Adding Date.current, which returns if config.time_zone is set; otherwise returns Geoff Buesing

    • TimeWithZone: date part getter methods (#year #mon #day etc) are defined on class; no longer relying on method_missing Geoff Buesing

    • return nil for strings with no date information Geoff Buesing

    • respects offset information in string. Resolves #105. Scott Fleckenstein, Geoff Buesing

    • Added Ruby 1.8 implementation of Process.daemon

    • Duration #since and #ago with no argument (e.g., 5.days.ago) return TimeWithZone when config.time_zone is set. Introducing Time.current, which returns if config.time_zone is set, otherwise just returns Geoff Buesing

    • Time#since behaves correctly when passed a Duration. Closes #11527 kemiller

    • Add #getutc alias for DateTime#utc Geoff Buesing

    • Refactor TimeWithZone: don't send #since, #ago, #+, #-, #advance through method_missing Geoff Buesing

    • TimeWithZone respects config.active_support.use_standard_json_time_format Geoff Buesing

    • Add config.active_support.escape_html_entities_in_json to allow disabling of html entity escaping. Rick Olson

    • Improve documentation. Xavier Noria

    • Modified ActiveSupport::Callbacks::Callback#call to accept multiple arguments.

    • Time #yesterday and #tomorrow behave correctly crossing DST boundary. Closes #7399 sblackstone

    • TimeWithZone: Adding tests for dst and leap day edge cases when advancing time Geoff Buesing

    • TimeWithZone#method_missing: send to utc to advance with dst correctness, otherwise send to time. Adding tests for time calculations methods Geoff Buesing

    • Add config.active_support.use_standard_json_time_format setting so that Times and Dates export to ISO 8601 dates. Rick Olson

    • TZInfo: Removing unneeded TimezoneProxy class Geoff Buesing

    • TZInfo: Removing unneeded TimezoneIndexDefinition, since we're not including Indexes::Timezones Geoff Buesing

    • Removing unnecessary uses_tzinfo helper from tests, given that TZInfo is now bundled Geoff Buesing

    • Bundling abbreviated version of TZInfo gem 0.3.8: only the classes and zone definitions required to support Rails time zone features are included. If a recent version of the full TZInfo gem is installed, this will take precedence over the bundled version Geoff Buesing

    • TimeWithZone#marshal_load does zone lookup via Time.get_zone, so that tzinfo/Olson identifiers are handled Geoff Buesing

    • accepts TZInfo::Timezone instances and Olson identifiers; wraps result in TimeZone instance Geoff Buesing

    • TimeWithZone time conversions don't need to be wrapped in TimeOrDateTime, because TZInfo does this internally Geoff Buesing

    • TimeWithZone#usec returns 0 instead of error when DateTime is wrapped Geoff Buesing

    • Improve documentation. Ryan Bigg, Jan De Poorter, Cheah Chu Yeow, Xavier Shay, Jack Danger Canty, Emilio Tagua, Xavier Noria, Sunny Ripert

    • Ensure that TimeWithZone#to_yaml works when passed a YAML::Emitter. Rick Olson

    • Ensure correct TimeWithZone#to_date Geoff Buesing

    • Make TimeWithZone work with tzinfo 0.2.x: use TZInfo::Timezone#zone_identifier alias for #abbreviation, silence warnings on tests. Raise LoadError when TZInfo version is < 0.2 by sniffing for TZInfo::TimeOrDateTime constant. Move all tzinfo-dependent TimeZone tests into uses_tzinfo block Geoff Buesing

    • Time, DateTime and TimeWithZone #in_time_zone defaults to Removing now unneeded #in_current_time_zone Geoff Buesing

    • TZInfo caches Timezone instances in its own internal hash cache, so TimeZone::MAPPING doesn't need to cache them as well Geoff Buesing

    • Adding TimeZone#parse Geoff Buesing

    • Adding TimeZone#at and DateTime#to_f Geoff Buesing

    • TimeWithZone responds to Ruby 1.9 weekday-named query methods Geoff Buesing

    • TimeWithZone caches TZInfo::TimezonePeriod used for time conversion so that it can be reused, and enforces DST rules correctly when instance is created from a local time Geoff Buesing

    • Fixed that BufferedLogger should create its own directory if one doesn't already exist #11285 lotswholetime

    • Fix Numeric time tests broken by DST change by anchoring them to fixed times instead of Anchor TimeZone#now DST test to time specified with instead of Time.local to work around platform differences with Time.local and DST representation Geoff Buesing

    • Removing unneeded #change_time_zone method from Time, DateTime and TimeWithZone Geoff Buesing

    • TimeZone #local and #now correctly enforce DST rules Geoff Buesing

    • TimeWithZone instances correctly enforce DST rules. Adding TimeZone#period_for_utc Geoff Buesing

    • test_time_with_datetime_fallback expects DateTime.local_offset instead of Geoff Buesing

    • Adding TimeWithZone #marshal_dump and #marshal_load Geoff Buesing

    • Add OrderedHash#to_hash Josh Peek

    • Adding Time#end_of_day, _quarter, _week, and _year. #9312 Juanjo Bazan, Tarmo Tänav, BigTitus

    • Adding TimeWithZone#between? Geoff Buesing

    • Time.=== returns true for TimeWithZone instances Geoff Buesing

    • TimeWithZone #+ and #- behave consistently with numeric arguments regardless of whether wrapped time is a Time or DateTime; consistenty answers false to #acts_like?(:date) Geoff Buesing

    • Add String#squish and String#squish! to remove consecutive chunks of whitespace. #11123 Jordi Bunster, Henrik N

    • Serialize BigDecimals as Floats when using to_yaml. #8746 Ernesto Jimenez

    • Adding TimeWithZone #to_yaml, #to_datetime, #eql? and method aliases for duck-typing compatibility with Time Geoff Buesing

    • TimeWithZone #in_time_zone returns +self+ if zone argument is the same as #time_zone Geoff Buesing

    • Adding TimeWithZone #to_a, #to_f, #to_i, #httpdate, #rfc2822 Geoff Buesing

    • Pruning unneeded TimeWithZone#change_time_zone_to_current Geoff Buesing

    • Time#zone=, #in_time_zone and #change_time_zone accept a Duration Geoff Buesing

    • Time#in_time_zone handles Time.local instances correctly Geoff Buesing

    • Pruning unneeded Time#change_time_zone_to_current. Enhanced docs to #change_time_zone to explain the difference between this method and #in_time_zone Geoff Buesing

    • TimeZone#new method renamed #local; when used with, constructor now reads: Geoff Buesing

    • Added Base64.encode64s to encode values in base64 without the newlines. This makes the values immediately usable as URL parameters or memcache keys without further processing David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Remove :nodoc: entries around the ActiveSupport test/unit assertions. #10946 dancroak, jamesh

    • Add Time.zone_default accessor for setting the default time zone. Rails::Configuration.time_zone sets this. #10982 Geoff Buesing

    • cache.fetch(key, :force => true) to force a cache miss. Jeremy Kemper

    • Support retrieving TimeZones with a Duration. TimeZone[-28800] == TimeZone[-480.minutes]. Rick Olson

    • TimeWithZone#- added, so that #- can handle a Time or TimeWithZone argument correctly Geoff Buesing

    • with_timezone test helper renamed with_env_tz, to distinguish between setting ENV['TZ'] and setting in tests Geoff Buesing

    • Time#- coerces TimeWithZone argument to a Time instance so that difference in seconds can be calculated. Closes #10914 Geoff Buesing, yyyc514

    • Adding UTC zone to TimeZone; TimeWithZone no longer has to fake UTC zone with nil Geoff Buesing

    • Time.get_zone refactored to private method, given that the encapsulated logic is only useful internally Geoff Buesing

    • uses thread-local variable for thread safety. Adding Time.use_zone, for overriding locally inside a block. Removing unneeded Time.zone_reset! Geoff Buesing

    • TimeZone#to_s uses UTC rather than GMT; reapplying change that was undone in [8679]. #1689 Cheah Chu Yeow

    • Time.days_in_month defaults to current year if no year is supplied as argument #10799 [Radar], uses Date.gregorian_leap? to determine leap year, and uses constant lookup to determine days in month Geoff Buesing

    • Adding Time and DateTime #compare_with_coercion, which layers behavior on #<=> so that any combination of Time, DateTime and ActiveSupport::TimeWithZone instances can be chronologically compared Geoff Buesing

    • TimeZone#now returns an ActiveSupport::TimeWithZone Geoff Buesing

    • Time #in_current_time_zone and #change_time_zone_to_current return self when is nil Geoff Buesing

    • Remove unneeded #to_datetime_default_s alias for DateTime#to_s, given that we inherit a #to_default_s from Date that does exactly the same thing Geoff Buesing

    • Refactor Time and DateTime #to_formatted_s: use ternary instead of nested if/else Geoff Buesing

    • Adding Time and DateTime #formatted_offset, for outputting +HH:MM utc offset strings with cross-platform consistency Geoff Buesing

    • Adding alternate_utc_string option to TimeZone#formatted_offset. Removing unneeded TimeZone#offset. Geoff Buesing

    • Introduce ActiveSupport::TimeWithZone, for wrapping Time instances with a TimeZone. Introduce instance methods to Time for creating TimeWithZone instances, and class methods for managing a global time zone. Geoff Buesing

    • Replace non-dst-aware TimeZone class with dst-aware class from tzinfo_timezone plugin. TimeZone#adjust and #unadjust are no longer available; tzinfo gem must now be present in order to perform time zone calculations, via #local_to_utc and #utc_to_local methods. Geoff Buesing

    • Extract ActiveSupport::Callbacks from Active Record, test case setup and teardown, and ActionController::Dispatcher. #10727 Josh Peek

    • Introducing DateTime #utc, #utc? and #utc_offset, for duck-typing compatibility with Time. Closes #10002 Geoff Buesing

    • Time#to_json uses Numeric#to_utc_offset_s to output a cross-platform-consistent representation without having to convert to DateTime. References #9750 Geoff Buesing

    • Refactor number-to-HH:MM-string conversion logic from TimeZone#formatted_offset to a reusable Numeric#to_utc_offset_s method. Geoff Buesing

    • Continue evolution toward ActiveSupport::TestCase. #10679 Josh Peek

    • TestCase: introduce declared setup and teardown callbacks. Pass a list of methods and an optional block to call before setup or after teardown. Setup callbacks are run in the order declared; teardown callbacks are run in reverse. Jeremy Kemper

    • Added ActiveSupport::Gzip.decompress/compress(source) as an easy wrapper for Zlib Tobias Lütke

    • Included MemCache-Client to make the improved ActiveSupport::Cache::MemCacheStore work out of the box Bob Cottrell, Eric Hodel

    Added ActiveSupport::Cache:: framework as an extraction from ActionController::Caching::Fragments:: David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Fixed String#titleize to work for strings with 's too #10571 trek

    • Changed the implementation of Enumerable#group_by to use a double array approach instead of a hash such that the insert order is honored David Heinemeier Hansson/Marcel Molina Jr.

    • remove multiple enumerations from ActiveSupport::JSON#convert_json_to_yaml when dealing with date/time values. Rick Olson

    • Hash#symbolize_keys skips keys that can't be symbolized. #10500 Brad Greenlee

    • Ruby 1.9 compatibility. #1689, #10466, #10468, #10554, #10594, #10632 Cheah Chu Yeow, Pratik Naik, Jeremy Kemper, Dirkjan Bussink, Xavier Noria

    • TimeZone#to_s uses UTC rather than GMT. #1689 Cheah Chu Yeow

    • Refactor of Hash#symbolize_keys! to use Hash#replace. Closes #10420 ReinH

    • Fix HashWithIndifferentAccess#to_options! so it doesn't clear the options hash. Closes #10419 ReinH

  • 2.0.1

    • Added Array#from and Array#to that behaves just from String#from and String#to David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Fix that empty collections should be treated as empty arrays regardless of whitespace for Hash#from_xml #10255 adamj

    • Time#time_with_datetime_fallback, Time#to_datetime, Date#to_datetime and String#to_datetime honor Ruby's default calendar reform setting. #10201 Geoff Buesing

    • Change Time and DateTime #end_of_month to return last second of month instead of beginning of last day of month. Closes #10200 Geoff Buesing

    • Speedup String#blank? Jeremy Kemper, Michael Koziarski

    • Add documentation for Hash#diff. Closes #9306 Tarmo Tänav

    • Add new superclass_delegating_accessors. Similar to class inheritable attributes but with subtly different semantics. Michael Koziarski, Tarmo Tänav

    • Change JSON to encode %w(< > &) as 4 digit hex codes to be in compliance with the JSON spec. Closes #9975 Josh Peek, Cheah Chu Yeow, Tim Pope

    • Fix JSON encoding/decoding bugs dealing with /'s. Closes #9990 Rick Olson, theamazingrando

    • Introduce a base class for all test cases used by rails applications. ActiveSupport::TestCase Michael Koziarski

      The intention is to use this to reduce the amount of monkeypatching / overriding that is done to test/unit's classes.

    • Document Enumerable and Hash #to_json. #9970 Cheah Chu Yeow

    • Hash#to_xml handles symbol values. #9954 Assaf

    • Hash#symbolize_keys behaves well with integer keys. #9890 PotatoSalad

    • Multibyte: String#slice supports regexp argument. #9646 yob

    • object.duplicable? returns true if object.dup is safe. False for nil, true, false, symbols, and numbers; true otherwise. #9333 sur

    • Time, Date and DateTime #advance accept :weeks option. #9866 Geoff Buesing

    • Fix Time#years_ago and #years_since from leap days. #9865 Geoff Buesing

    • Time and DateTime#advance accept :hours, :minutes, and :seconds options. #9825 Geoff Buesing

    • Fix Date#years_ago and #years_since from leap days. #9864 Geoff Buesing

    • Refactor Time and Date#months_since and #months_ago to use #advance. #9863 Geoff Buesing

    • Rebundle Builder 2.1.2 but prefer a newer RubyGem if available. Jeremy Kemper

    • Add Range#overlaps?(range), Range#include?(range), and Range#step without a block. brandon

    • Correct BufferedLogger#level? checks. #9806 wildchild, Johan Sorensen

    • String#to_xs uses Eric Wong's fast_xs extension, if available, for Builder speedup. Jeremy Kemper

    • Introduce BasicObject as Builder::BlankSlate for Ruby 1.9 forward compatibility. Jeremy Kemper

    • Unbundle Builder in favor of a gem dependency. Jeremy Kemper

    • Disambiguate Time, Date, and DateTime#to_json formatting. #9750 Geoff Buesing, Cheah Chu Yeow

    • Hash#to_json takes :only or :except options to specific or omit certain hash keys. Enumerable#to_json passes through its options to each element. #9751 Cheah Chu Yeow

    • BufferedLogger#auto_flushing = N flushes the log every N messages. Buffers with an array instead of string. Disabling auto_flushing still flushes when the buffer hits a maximum size, as a failsafe against memory-gobbling. Jeremy Kemper

    • Fixed Date#xmlschema for dates outside the range of what can be created with Time #9744 Geoff Buesing

    • Fixed that La Paz was included in -25200 and -14400 offsets when it should only be in -14400 #9735 bermi

    • Fixed JSON encoding to use quoted keys according to the JSON standard. #8762 choonkat, Cheah Chu Yeow

    • Alias Object#send to send! for Ruby 1.9 forward compatibility. Jeremy Kemper

    • Backport Object#instance_variable_defined? for Ruby < 1.8.6. Jeremy Kemper

    • BufferedLogger#add converts the message to a string. #9702, #9724 eigentone, DrMark, Tom Ward

    • Added ActiveSupport::BufferedLogger as a duck-typing alternative (albeit with no formatter) to the Ruby Logger, which provides a very nice speed bump (inspired by Ezra's buffered logger) David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Object#instance_exec produces fewer garbage methods. Mauricio Fernandez

    • Decode json strings as Dates/Times if they're using a YAML-compatible format. Closes #9614 Rick Olson

    • Fixed cache_page to use the request url instead of the routing options when picking a save path. #8614 Josh Peek

    • Object.subclasses_of includes anonymous subclasses. Jeremy Kemper

    • Fixed that pluralizing an empty string should return the same empty string, not "s". #7720 Josh Peek

    • Added call to inspect on non-string classes for the logger #8533 Coda Hale

    • Deprecation: remove deprecated :mday option from Time, Date, and DateTime#change. Jeremy Kemper

    • Fix JSON decoder with nested quotes and commas. #9579 Zach Dennis

    • Hash#to_xml doesn't double-unescape. #8806 Ezran

    • Added Array#rand #9170 [Norbert Crombach]. Examples:

      [].rand       # => nil
      ['a'].rand    # => 'a'
      [1,2,3].rand  # => 1 or 2 or 3
    • Deprecation: removed Reloadable. Jeremy Kemper

    • Make the utf-handler return the correct value for non-matching regular expressions. Closes #9049 Manfred Stienstra

    • Add ljust, rjust and center to utf8-handler. Closes #9165 Manfred Stienstra

    • Fix Time#advance bug when trying to advance a year from leap day. Closes #8655 Geoff Buesing

    • Add support for []= on ActiveSupport::Multibyte::Chars. Closes #9142. ewan, Manfred Stienstra

    • Added Array#extract_options! to encapsulate the pattern of getting an options hash out of a variable number of parameters. #8759 Norbert Crombach

    • Let alias_attribute work with attributes with initial capital letters (legacy columns etc). Closes #8596 mpalmer

    • Added Hash#except which is the inverse of Hash#slice -- return the hash except the keys that are specified David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Added support for pluralization with a different starting letter than the singular version (cow/kine) #4929 norri_b/Josh Susser

    • Demote Hash#to_xml to use XmlSimple#xml_in_string so it can't read files or stdin. #8453 candlerb, Jeremy Kemper

    • Backport clean_logger changes to support ruby 1.8.2 Mislav Marohnić

    • Added proper handling of arrays #8537 Josh Susser

      Before: Hash.from_xml '' # => {:images => nil}

      Hash.from_xml '<images><image>foo.jpg</image></images>'
      # => {:images => {:image => "foo.jpg"}}
      Hash.from_xml '<images><image>foo.jpg</image><image>bar.jpg</image></images>'
      # => {:images => {:image => ["foo.jpg", "bar.jpg"]}}

      After: Hash.from_xml '' # => {:images => []}

      Hash.from_xml '<images type="array"><image>foo.jpg</image></images>'
      # => {:images => ["foo.jpg"]}
      Hash.from_xml '<images type="array"><image>foo.jpg</image><image>bar.jpg</image></images>'
      # => {:images => ["foo.jpg", "bar.jpg"]}
    • Improve Time and Date test coverage. #8646 Josh Peek

    • Add Date#since, ago, beginning_of_day, and end_of_day. Date + seconds works now. #8575 Geoff Buesing

    • String#to_time overflows to DateTime. Add String#to_datetime. #8572 Geoff Buesing

    • Date.yesterday and .tomorrow. #8571 Geoff Buesing

    • Readable Date and DateTime#inspect. #8570 Geoff Buesing

    • Move common DateTime calculations to Date. #8536 Geoff Buesing

    • Added Date#change (like Time#change) David Heinemeier Hansson

    • DateTime#to_time converts to Time unless out of range. #8512 Geoff Buesing

    • Date#to_datetime, #to_s(:rfc822). #8512 Geoff Buesing

    • Time durations use since instead of + for accuracy. #8513 Geoff Buesing

    • escape <'s and >'s in JSON strings. #8371 Rick Olson

    • Inflections: MatrixTest -> MatrixTests instead of MatricesTest. #8496 jbwiv

    • Multibyte strings respond_to the String methods they proxy so they can be duck-typed. #6549 Tuxie

    • Array#to_xml yields the builder just like Hash and ActiveRecord::Base. #8472 seth

    • Date, Time, and DateTime support formatting blocks in addition to strftime strings. Introduce :long_ordinal format, e.g. "February 21st, 2005". #8191 Coda Hale

    • Document Object#blank?. #6491 Chris Mear

    • Date, Time, and DateTime#to_json. #8399 wycats

    • Simplify API of assert_difference by passing in an expression that is evaluated before and after the passed in block. See documenation for examples of new API. Marcel Molina Jr.

    • Added assert_difference and assert_no_difference to test/unit assertions Tobias Lütke

    • Removed breakpointer and Binding.of_caller in favor of relying on ruby-debug by Kent Sibilev since the breakpointer has been broken since Ruby 1.8.4 and will not be coming back David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Added parsing of file type in Hash.xml_in so you can easily do file uploads with base64 from an API David Heinemeier Hansson

        <avatar type="file" name="me.jpg" content_type="image/jpg">R0lGODlhkACZAPUAAM5lcfjrtMQCG=\n</avatar>


      attributes = { :person => { :name => "David", :avatar => #<StringIO> } }
      attributes[:person][:avatar].content_type      # => "image/jpg"
      attributes[:person][:avatar].original_filename # => "me.jpg"
      attributes[:person][:avatar].read # => binary data of the file

      Which is duck-type compatible with the files that you get when doing multipart uploads through HTML.

    • Improved multibyte performance by relying less on exception raising #8159 Blaine

    • Use XSD-compatible type names for Hash#to_xml and make the converters extendable #8047 Tim Pope

    • Added yielding of builder in Hash#to_xml David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Hash#with_indifferent_access now also converts hashes kept in arrays to indifferent access (makes it easier to treat HTML and XML parameters the same) David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Hash#to_xml supports YAML attributes. #7502 jonathan

    • Refactor ActiveSupport::JSON to be less obtuse. Add support for JSON decoding by way of Syck with ActiveSupport::JSON.decode(json_string). Prevent hash keys that are JavaScript reserved words from being unquoted during encoding. Sam Stephenson

    • alias_method_chain preserves the original method's visibility. #7854 Jonathan Viney

    • Update Dependencies to ignore constants inherited from ancestors. Closes #6951. Nicholas Seckar

    • Array#to_query preserves its ordering. #7756 Greg Spurrier

    • Out-of-range Time calculations transparently overflow to DateTime. Introduce Time#to_datetime. #7706, #7715 Geoff Buesing

    • DateTime calculations analogous to the Date and Time extensions. #7693 Geoff Buesing

    • Give DateTime correct .to_s implementations, lets it play nice with ActiveRecord quoting. #7649 Geoff Buesing

    • Add File.atomic_write, allows you to write large files in an atomic manner, preventing users from seeing half written files. Michael Koziarski

    • Allow users to provide custom formatters to Logger. Anthony Eden

    • Hash#to_query CGI-escapes its keys. Jeremy Kemper

    • Optimize Class Inheritable Attributes so that unnecessary hashes are not created. Closes #7472 Bruce Perens

    • :db format for Date#to_s Jeremy Kemper, 1, 27).to_s(:db) # => '2007-01-27'

    • Added :instance_writer option to #mattr_writer/accessor, #cattr_writer/accessor, and #class_inheritable_writer to skip the creation of the instance writer. Rick Olson

    • Added Hash#to_query to turn a hash of values into a form-encoded query string Nicholas Seckar

    • Increase test coverage for subclasses_of. Closes #7335. Roman2K, Nicholas Seckar

    • Remove unused code from Duration#inspect. Closes #7180. Rich Collins

    • Added test coverage for Inflector.inflections.clear. Closes #7179. Rich Collins

    • ActiveSupport::Multibyte::Handlers::UTF8Handler should raise when a range and an integer are passed in (just like the native implementation). Closes #7176 Rich Collins

    • A couple extra tests for #classify. Closes #7273. Josh Susser

    • Better docs for Object extensions zackchandler, Jamis Buck

    • Fix that Dates couldn't be subtracted from Dates after [5940]. Sam Stephenson

    • Add Object#acts_like? and Time#acts_like_time? and Date#acts_like_date? to facilitate duck-typing. Jamis Buck

    • Make 1.months and friends accurate by introducing a Duration class. #6835 eventualbuddha

  • 1.4.2

    • Ruby 1.8.6 and 1.9 define private Time#to_date and #to_datetime; make them public for compatibility. Jeremy Kemper

    • Deprecation: warn on stderr if RAILS_DEFAULT_LOGGER isn't set yet. Jeremy Kemper

  • 1.4.1

    • Optimize Class Inheritable Attributes so that unnecessary hashes are not created. Closes #7472 Bruce Perens

    • Added :instance_writer option to #mattr_writer/accessor, #cattr_writer/accessor, and #class_inheritable_writer to skip the creation of the instance writer. Rick Olson

    • Full test coverage for Inflector. #7228 Dan Kubb

  • 1.4.0

    • Document Inflector.ordinalize and merge docs from String inflections. #7023 smeade

    • Unbundle flexmock. Jeremy Kemper

    • Fix Dependencies.autoloaded? to ignore anonymous modules. Closes #6561. Nicholas Seckar

    • Update load once paths to prevent nested once constants from being detected and claimed by an external non-once load. Nicholas Seckar

    • Deprecation: silence warnings when reporting test errors. Jeremy Kemper

    • Hash#slice(keys) returns a new hash with only the given keys. #slice! replaces the hash with only the given keys. Works with HashWithIndifferentAccess also. *Jeremy Kemper

    • HashWithIndifferentAccess#to_hash converts to a Hash with String keys and the same default value. Jeremy Kemper

    • Fix remove_constant to correctly handle constant names of the form "::A::...". References #6720. Nicholas Seckar

    • Fixed Array#to_xml when it contains a series of hashes (each piece would get its own XML declaration) #6610 thkarcher/cyu

    • Added Time#to_s(:time) which will just return H:M, like 17:44 David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Add Module#attr_accessor_with_default to initialize value of attribute before setting it. Closes #6538. Stuart Halloway, Marcel Molina Jr.

    • Hash#to_xml handles keys with the same name as Kernel methods. #6613 Jonathan del Strother

    • Added Time#end_of_day to get 23:59:59 of that day David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Don't quote hash keys in Hash#to_json if they're valid JavaScript identifiers. Disable this with ActiveSupport::JSON.unquote_hash_key_identifiers = false if you need strict JSON compliance. Sam Stephenson

    • Lazily load the Unicode Database in the UTF-8 Handler Rick Olson

    • Update dependencies to delete partially loaded constants. Nicholas Seckar

    • Fix unicode JSON regexp for Onigurama compatibility. #6494 whitley

    • update XmlSimple to 1.0.10. Closes #6532. Nick Sieger

    • Update dependencies to allow constants to be defined alongside their siblings. A common case for this is AR model classes with STI; user.rb might define User, Administrator and Guest for example. Nicholas Seckar

    • next_week respects DST changes. #6483, #5617, #2353, #2509, #4551 marclove, Rob Biedenharn,,,

    • Expose methods added to Enumerable in the documentation, such as group_by. Closes #6170., Marcel Molina Jr.

    • Ensure Chars#tidy_bytes only tidies broken bytes. Closes #6397 Manfred Stienstra

    • Add 'unloadable', a method used to mark any constant as requiring an unload after each request. Nicholas Seckar

    • Make core_ext/string/access.rb multibyte safe. Closes #6388 Manfred Stienstra

    • Make String#chars slicing behaviour consistent with String. Closes #6387 Manfred Stienstra

    • Pull in latest multibyte patch. Closes #6346 Manfred Stienstra

    • Add ActiveSupport::Multibyte. Provides String#chars which lets you deal with strings as a sequence of chars, not of bytes. Closes #6242 Julian Tarkhanov, Manfred Stienstra, Thijs van der Vossen & Jan Behrens

    • Fix issue with #class_inheritable_accessor saving updates to the parent class when initialized with an Array or Hash mojombo

    • Hash#to_xml supports Bignum and BigDecimal. #6313 edibiase

    • Don't undefine #class in OptionMerger Rick Olson

    • Hash.create_from_xml has been renamed to Hash.from_xml, alias will exist until Rails 2.0 David Heinemeier Hansson

    • alias_method_chain works with accessor= methods also. #6153 Caio Chassot

    • Fix loadable_constants_for_path to handle load paths that do not end with a slash. Nicholas Seckar

    • Fix logic error in determining what was loaded by a given file. Closes #6039. Nicholas Seckar

    • Equate Kernel.const_missing with Object.const_missing. Fixes #5988. Nicholas Seckar

    • Add ApplicationController special case to Dependencies. Nicholas Seckar

    • Don't pad remaining places with in_groups_of if specified padding value is false. Marcel Molina Jr.

    • Fix cases where empty xml nodes weren't being translated to nil in Hash.create_from_xml Rick Olso n

      # => { :type => 'date' } # WRONG # => nil # RIGHT

    • Tighten rescue clauses. #5985

    • Inflections: don't singularize -ies plurals., Mark Van Holstyn

    • Update Initializer to use load_once_paths to avoid plugin reloading. References #5852. Nicholas Seckar

    • Use Array#assoc in ActiveSupport::OrderedHash. Mauricio Fernandez

    • Greatly increased performance of String.to_json, which speeds up RJS considerably on large pages, fixes #3473 Shugo Maeda

    • Detect missing_constants calls from removed modules and fail accordingly. Nicholas Seckar

    • Stop using defined? in Dependencies.qualified_const_defined? since defined? may invoke const_missing. Nicholas Seckar

    • Dependencies can autoload directories of nested classes. Jeremy Kemper Example: invoice.rb class Invoice invoice/lineitem.rb class Invoice::Lineitem

    • Add Deprecation.silence so that Reloadable does not scold itself. Nicholas Seckar

    • Add debugging logging to Dependencies. Currently can be enabled with Dependencies.log_activity = true; adding to Initializer and documenting is forthcoming. Nicholas Seckar

    • Replace Reloadable with improvements to the Dependencies mechanism. Nicholas Seckar

    • DateTime#to_time gives hour/minute/second resolution. #5747

    • attrinternal to support namespacing and deprecation. Like attr* except backed by internally-named instance variable. Set attrinternal_naming_format to change the format from the default '@%s'. Jeremy Kemper # def foo() @foorofl end # def foo=(v) @foorofl = v end self.attrinternal_naming_format = '@%s_rofl' attr_internal :foo

    • Raise fully qualified names upon name errors. #5533 Lars Pind, Nicholas Seckar

    • Add extention to obtain the missing constant from NameError instances. Nicholas Seckar

    • Thoroughly document inflections. #5700

    • Added Module#alias_attribute [Jamis/David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example:

      class Content < ActiveRecord::Base
        # has a title attribute
      class Email < ActiveRecord::Base
        alias_attribute :subject, :title
      e = Email.find(1)
      e.title    # => "Superstars"
      e.subject  # => "Superstars"
      e.subject? # => true
      e.subject = "Megastars"
      e.title    # => "Megastars"
    • Deprecation: easier to work with warning behavior as procs; default behaviors for each environment so users needn't update env.rb; and testing pleasure with assert_deprecated, assert_not_deprecated. Jeremy Kemper By default, test prints to $stderr, dev logs, production ignores. Provide your own per-environment in e.g. config/environments/development.rb: ActiveSupport::Deprecation.behavior = { |message| raise message }

    • First cut of the Rails Deprecation system. Michael Koziarski

    • Strip boolean XML content before checking for 'true' Rick Olson

    • Customize default BigDecimal formatting. References #5672 Dave Thomas

    • Correctly convert to nil when using Hash.create_from_xml. Rick Olson

    • Optional identity for Enumerable#sum defaults to zero. #5657

    • HashWithIndifferentAccess shouldn't confuse false and nil. #5601 Shugo Maeda

    • Fixed HashWithIndifferentAccess#default #5586

    • More compatible Hash.create_from_xml. #5523

    • Added Enumerable#sum for calculating a sum from the elements [David Heinemeier Hansson,]. Examples:

      [1, 2, 3].sum
      payments.sum { |p| p.price * p.tax_rate }

      This is instead of payments.inject(0) { |sum, p| sum + p.price }

    • Correct and clarify Array#to_sentence docs. #5458

    • alias_method_chain preserves method punctuation so foo, foo?, and foo! may be chained with the same feature. Jeremy Kemper Example: alias_method_chain :save!, :validation is equivalent to alias_method :save_without_validation!, :save! alias_method :save!, :save_with_validation!

    • Enhance Symbol#to_proc so it works with list objects, such as multi-dimensional arrays. Closes #5295 []. Example:

      {1 => "one", 2 => "two", 3 => "three"}.sort_by(&:first).map(&:last)
      # => ["one", "two", "three"]
    • Added Hash.create_from_xml(string) which will create a hash from a XML string and even typecast if possible [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example:

      Hash.create_from_xml <<-EOT
          <title>This is a note</title>
          <created-at type="date">2004-10-10</created-at>

      ...would return:

      { :note => { :title => "This is a note", :created_at =>, 10, 10) } }
    • Added Jim Weirich's excellent FlexMock class to vendor (Copyright 2003, 2004 by Jim Weirich ( -- it's not automatically required, though, so require 'flexmock' is still necessary David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Fixed that Module#alias_method_chain should work with both foo? foo! and foo at the same time #4954

    • to_xml fixes, features, and speedup: introduce :dasherize option that converts updated_at to updated-at if true (the existing default); binary columns get encoding="base64" attribute; nil values get nil="true" attribute to distinguish empty values; add type information for float columns; allow arbitrarily deep :include; include SQL type information as the type attribute. #4989 Blair Zajac

    • Add OrderedHash#values. Sam Stephenson

    • Added Array#to_s(:db) that'll produce a comma-separated list of ids [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example:

      Purchase.find(:all, :conditions => "product_id IN (#{shops.products.to_s(:db)})"
    • Normalize classify's argument to a String so that it plays nice with Symbols. Marcel Molina Jr.

    • Strip out leading schema name in classify. References #5139. Michael Schoen

    • Remove Enumerable#first_match since break(value) handles the use case well enough. Nicholas Seckar

      Enumerable#first_match was like detect, but instead of returning the matching element, the yielded value returned. For example:

      user_xml = adapters(:from => User, :to => Xml).first_match do |adapter|
        adapter.adapt @user

      But this is just as easily done with:

      user_xml = adapters(:from => User, :to => Xml).each do
        break adapter.adapt(@user)
    • Make Array#in_groups_of just return the grouped collection if a block isn't given. Marcel Molina Jr.

    • Don't destroy a HashWithIndifferentAccess if symbolize_keys! or stringify_keys! is called on it. Closes #5076. Marcel Molina Jr.,

    • Document Module::delegate. #5002

    • Replace alias method chaining with Module#alias_method_chain. Marcel Molina Jr.

    • Strip out punctuation on predicates or bang methods being aliased with alias_method_chain since target?_without_feature is not a valid method name. Add tests for Module#alias_method_chain. Marcel Molina Jr.

    • Replace Ruby's deprecated append_features in favor of included. Marcel Molina Jr.

    • Allow default options in with_options to be overridden. Closes #4480.

    • Added Module#alias_method_chain Jamis Buck

    • Updated to Builder 2.0 David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Add Array#split for dividing arrays into one or more subarrays by value or block. Sam Stephenson

  • 1.3.1

    • Clean paths inside of exception messages and traces. Nicholas Seckar

    • Add Pathname.clean_within for cleaning all the paths inside of a string. Nicholas Seckar

    • provide an empty Dependencies::LoadingModule.load which prints deprecation warnings. Lets 1.0 applications function with .13-style environment.rb.

  • 1.3.0

    • When possible, avoid incorrectly obtaining constants from parent modules. Fixes #4221. Nicholas Seckar

    • Add more tests for dependencies; refactor existing cases. Nicholas Seckar

    • Move Module#parent and Module#as_load_path into core_ext. Add Module#parent. Nicholas Seckar

    • Add CachingTools::HashCaching to simplify the creation of nested, autofilling hashes. Nicholas Seckar

    • Remove a hack intended to avoid unloading the same class twice, but which would not work anyways. Nicholas Seckar

    • Update Object.subclasses_of to locate nested classes. This affects Object.remove_subclasses_of in that nested classes will now be unloaded. Nicholas Seckar

    • Update Object.remove_subclasses_of to use Class.remove_class, reducing duplication. Nicholas Seckar

    • Added Fixnum#seconds for consistency, so you can say 5.minutes + 30.seconds instead of 5.minutes + 30 #4389 François Beausoleil

    • Added option to String#camelize to generate lower-cased camel case by passing in :lower, like "super_man".camelize(:lower) # => "superMan" David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Added Hash#diff to show the difference between two hashes Chris McGrath

    • Added Time#advance to do precise time time calculations for cases where a month being approximated to 30 days won't do #1860 Rick Olson

    • Enhance Inflector.underscore to convert '-' into '_' (as the inverse of Inflector.dasherize) Jamis Buck

    • Switched to_xml to use the xml schema format for datetimes. This allows the encoding of time zones and should improve operability. Michael Koziarski

    • Added a note to the documentation for the Date related Numeric extensions to indicate that they're approximations and shouldn't be used for critical calculations. Michael Koziarski

    • Added Hash#to_xml and Array#to_xml that makes it much easier to produce XML from basic structures [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Examples:

      { :name => "David", :street_name => "Paulina", :age => 26, :moved_on =>, 11, 15) }.to_xml


          <age type="integer">26</age>
          <moved-on type="date">2005-11-15</moved-on>
    • Moved Jim Weirich's wonderful Builder from Action Pack to Active Support (it's simply too useful to be stuck in AP) David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Fixed that Array#to_sentence will return "" on an empty array instead of ", and" #3842, #4031

    • Add Enumerable#group_by for grouping collections based on the result of some block. Useful, for example, for grouping records by date.


       latest_transcripts.group_by(&:day).each do |day, transcripts|
         p "#{day} -> #{ * ', '}"
       "2006-03-01 -> Transcript"
       "2006-02-28 -> Transcript"
       "2006-02-27 -> Transcript, Transcript"
       "2006-02-26 -> Transcript, Transcript"

      Add Array#in_groups_of, for iterating over an array in groups of a certain size.


       %w(1 2 3 4 5 6 7).in_groups_of(3) {|g| p g}
       ["1", "2", "3"]
       ["4", "5", "6"]
       ["7", nil, nil]

      Marcel Molina Jr., Sam Stephenson

    • Added Kernel#daemonize to turn the current process into a daemon that can be killed with a TERM signal David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Add 'around' methods to Logger, to make it easy to log before and after messages for a given block as requested in #3809. [Michael Koziarski] Example:

      logger.around_info("Start rendering component (#{options.inspect}): ", "\n\nEnd of component rendering") { yield }

    • Added Time#beginning_of_quarter #3607

    • Fix Object.subclasses_of to only return currently defined objects Jonathan Viney

    • Fix constantize to properly handle names beginning with '::'. Nicholas Seckar

    • Make String#last return the string instead of nil when it is shorter than the limit [Scott Barron].

    • Added delegation support to Module that allows multiple delegations at once (unlike Forwardable in the stdlib) [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example:

      class Account < ActiveRecord::Base
        has_one :subscription
        delegate :free?, :paying?, :to => :subscription
        delegate :overdue?, :to => "subscription.last_payment"
       # =>
      account.overdue? # => account.subscription.last_payment.overdue?
    • Fix Reloadable to handle the case where a class that has been 'removed' has not yet been garbage collected. Nicholas Seckar

    • Don't allow Reloadable to be included into Modules.

    • Remove LoadingModule. Nicholas Seckar

    • Add documentation for Reloadable::Subclasses. Nicholas Seckar

    • Add Reloadable::Subclasses which handles the common case where a base class should not be reloaded, but its subclasses should be. Nicholas Seckar

    • Further improvements to reloading code Nicholas Seckar, Trevor Squires

      • All classes/modules which include Reloadable can define reloadable? for fine grained control of reloading
      • Class.remove_class uses Module#parent to access the parent module
      • Class.remove_class expanded to handle multiple classes in a single call
      • LoadingModule.clear! has been removed as it is no longer required
      • Module#remove_classes_including has been removed in favor of Reloadable.reloadable_classes
    • Added reusable reloading support through the inclusion of the Relodable module that all subclasses of ActiveRecord::Base, ActiveRecord::Observer, ActiveController::Base, and ActionMailer::Base automatically gets. This means that these classes will be reloaded by the dispatcher when Dependencies.mechanism = :load. You can make your own models reloadable easily:

      class Setting
        include Reloadable

      Reloading a class is done by removing its constant which will cause it to be loaded again on the next reference. David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Added auto-loading support for classes in modules, so Conductor::Migration will look for conductor/migration.rb and Conductor::Database::Settings will look for conductor/database/settings.rb Nicholas Seckar

    • Add Object#instance_exec, like instance_eval but passes its arguments to the block. (Active Support will not override the Ruby 1.9 implementation of this method.) Sam Stephenson

    • Add Proc#bind(object) for changing a proc or block's self by returning a Method bound to the given object. Based on why the lucky stiff's "cloaker" method. Sam Stephenson

    • Fix merge and dup for hashes with indifferent access #3404 Ken Miller

    • Fix the requires in option_merger_test to unbreak AS tests. Sam Stephenson

    • Make HashWithIndifferentAccess#update behave like Hash#update by returning the hash. #3419, #3425,, Marcel Molina Jr.

    • Add ActiveSupport::JSON and Object#to_json for converting Ruby objects to JSON strings. Sam Stephenson

    • Add Object#with_options for DRYing up multiple calls to methods having shared options. [Sam Stephenson] Example:

      ActionController::Routing::Routes.draw do |map| # Account routes map.with_options(:controller => 'account') do |account| account.home '', :action => 'dashboard' account.signup 'signup', :action => 'new' account.logout 'logout', :action => 'logout' end end

    • Introduce Dependencies.warnings_on_first_load setting. If true, enables warnings on first load of a require_dependency. Otherwise, loads without warnings. Disabled (set to false) by default. Jeremy Kemper

    • Active Support is warnings-safe. #1792 Eric Hodel

    • Introduce enable_warnings counterpart to silence_warnings. Turn warnings on when loading a file for the first time if Dependencies.mechanism == :load. Common mistakes such as redefined methods will print warnings to stderr. Jeremy Kemper

    • Add Symbol#to_proc, which allows for, e.g. [:foo, :bar].map(&:to_s). Marcel Molina Jr.

    • Added the following methods [Marcel Molina Jr., Sam Stephenson]:

      • Object#copy_instance_variables_from(object) to copy instance variables from one object to another
      • Object#extended_by to get an instance's included/extended modules
      • Object#extend_with_included_modules_from(object) to extend an instance with the modules from another instance
  • 1.2.5

    • Become part of Rails 1.0

    • Rename Version constant to VERSION. #2802 Marcel Molina Jr.

  • 1.2.3

    • Change Inflector#constantize to use eval instead of const_get. Nicholas Seckar

    • Fix const_missing handler to ignore the trailing '.rb' on files when comparing paths. Nicholas Seckar

    • Define kernel.rb methods in "class Object" instead of "module Kernel" to work around a Windows peculiarity Sam Stephenson

    • Fix broken tests caused by incomplete loading of active support. Nicholas Seckar

    • Fix status pluralization bug so status_codes doesn't get pluralized as statuses_code. #2758

    • Added Kernel#silence_stderr to silence stderr for the duration of the given block Sam Stephenson

    • Changed Kernel#` to print a message to stderr (like Unix) instead of raising Errno::ENOENT on Win32 Sam Stephenson

    • Changed 0.blank? to false rather than true since it violates everyone's expectation of blankness. #2518, #2705

    • When loading classes using const_missing, raise a NameError if and only if the file we tried to load was not present. Nicholas Seckar

    • Added petabytes and exebytes to numeric extensions #2397

    • Added Time#end_of_month to accompany Time#beginning_of_month #2514 Jens-Christian Fischer

  • 1.2.2

    • Set Logger.silencer = false to disable Logger#silence. Useful for debugging fixtures.

    • Add title case method to String to do, e.g., 'action_web_service'.titlecase # => 'Action Web Service'. Marcel Molina Jr.

  • 1.2.1

    • Classify generated routing code as framework code to avoid appearing in application traces. Nicholas Seckar

    • Show all framework frames in the framework trace. Nicholas Seckar

  • 1.2.0

    • Update Exception extension to show the first few framework frames in an application trace. Nicholas Seckar

    • Added Exception extension to provide support for clean backtraces. Nicholas Seckar

    • Updated whiny nil to be more concise and useful. Nicholas Seckar

    • Added Enumerable#first_match Nicholas Seckar

    • Fixed that Time#change should also reset usec when also resetting minutes #2459

    • Fix Logger compatibility for distributions that don't keep Ruby and its standard library in sync.

    • Replace '%e' from long and short time formats as Windows does not support it. #2344. Tom Ward

    • Added to_s(:db) to Range, so you can get "BETWEEN '2005-12-10' AND '2005-12-12'" from, 12, 10), 12, 12) (and likewise with Times)

    • Moved require_library_or_gem into Kernel. #1992 Michael Schuerig

    • Add :rfc822 as an option for Time#to_s (to get rfc822-formatted times)

    • Chain the const_missing hook to any previously existing hook so rails can play nicely with rake

    • Clean logger is compatible with both 1.8.2 and 1.8.3 Logger. #2263 Michael Schuerig

    • Added native, faster implementations of .blank? for the core types #2286 skae

    • Fixed clean logger to work with Ruby 1.8.3 Logger class #2245

    • Fixed memory leak with Active Record classes when Dependencies.mechanism = :load #1704 Chris McGrath

    • Fixed Inflector.underscore for use with acronyms, so HTML becomes html instead of htm_l #2173

    • Fixed dependencies related infinite recursion bug when a controller file does not contain a controller class. Closes #1760.

    • Fixed inflections for status, quiz, move #2056

    • Added Hash#reverse_merge, Hash#reverse_merge!, and Hash#reverse_update to ease the use of default options

    • Added Array#to_sentence that'll turn ['one', 'two', 'three'] into "one, two, and three" #2157 Manfred Stienstra

    • Added Kernel#silence_warnings to turn off warnings temporarily for the passed block

    • Added String#starts_with? and String#ends_with? #2118 Thijs van der Vossen

    • Added easy extendability to the inflector through Inflector.inflections (using the Inflector::Inflections singleton class). Examples:

      Inflector.inflections do |inflect|
        inflect.plural /^(ox)$/i, '\1\2en'
        inflect.singular /^(ox)en/i, '\1'
        inflect.irregular 'octopus', 'octopi'
        inflect.uncountable "equipment"
    • Added String#at, String#from, String#to, String#first, String#last in ActiveSupport::CoreExtensions::String::Access to ease access to individual characters and substrings in a string serving basically as human names for range access.

    • Make Time#last_month work when invoked on the 31st of a month.

    • Add Time.days_in_month, and make Time#next_month work when invoked on the 31st of a month

    • Fixed that Time#midnight would have a non-zero usec on some platforms #1836

    • Fixed inflections of "index/indices" #1766

    • Added stripping of _id to String#humanize, so "employee_id" becomes "Employee" #1574 Justin French

    • Factor Fixnum and Bignum extensions into Integer extensions Nicholas Seckar

    • Hooked #ordinalize into Fixnum and Bignum classes. Nicholas Seckar, danp

    • Added Fixnum#ordinalize to turn 1.ordinalize to "1st", 3.ordinalize to "3rd", and 10.ordinalize to "10th" and so on #1724

  • 1.1.1

    • Added more efficient implementation of the development mode reset of classes #1638 Chris McGrath
  • 1.1.0

    • Fixed conflict with Glue gem #1606 Rick Olson

    • Added new rules to the Inflector to deal with more unusual plurals mouse/louse => mice/lice, information => information, ox => oxen, virus => viri, archive => archives #1571, #1583, #1490, #1599, #1608

    • Fixed memory leak with Object#remove_subclasses_of, which inflicted a Rails application running in development mode with a ~20KB leak per request #1289 Chris McGrath

    • Made 1.year == 365.25.days to account for leap years. This allows you to do User.find(:all, :conditions => ['birthday > ?', 50.years.ago]) without losing a lot of days. #1488

    • Added an exception if calling id on nil to WhinyNil #584

    • Added Fix/Bignum#multiple_of? which returns true on 14.multiple_of?(7) and false on 16.multiple_of?(7) #1464 Thomas Fuchs

    • Added even? and odd? to work with Bignums in addition to Fixnums #1464 Thomas Fuchs

    • Fixed Time#at_beginning_of_week returned the next Monday instead of the previous one when called on a Sunday #1403

    • Increased the speed of indifferent hash access by using Hash#default. #1436 Nicholas Seckar

    • Added that " " is now also blank? (using strip if available)

    • Fixed Dependencies so all modules are able to load missing constants #1173 Nicholas Seckar

    • Fixed the Inflector to underscore strings containing numbers, so Area51Controller becomes area51_controller #1176 Nicholas Seckar

    • Fixed that HashWithIndifferentAccess stringified all keys including symbols, ints, objects, and arrays #1162 Nicholas Seckar

    • Fixed Time#last_year to go back in time, not forward #1278

    • Fixed the pluralization of analysis to analyses #1295

    • Fixed that Time.local(2005,12).months_since(1) would raise "ArgumentError: argument out of range" #1311

    • Added silencing to the default Logger class

  • 1.0.4

    • Fixed that in some circumstances controllers outside of modules may have hidden ones inside modules. For example, admin/content might have been hidden by /content. #1075 Nicholas Seckar

    • Fixed inflection of perspectives and similar words #1045 Thijs van der Vossen

    • Added Fixnum#even? and Fixnum#odd?

    • Fixed problem with classes being required twice. Object#const_missing now uses require_dependency to load files. It used to use require_or_load which would cause models to be loaded twice, which was not good for validations and other class methods #971 Nicholas Seckar

  • 1.0.3

    • Fixed Inflector.pluralize to handle capitalized words #932 Jeremy Kemper

    • Added Object#suppress which allows you to make a saner choice around with exceptions to swallow #980. Example:

      suppress(ZeroDivisionError) { 1/0 }

      ...instead of:

      1/0 rescue nil # BAD, EVIL, DIRTY.
  • 1.0.2

    • Added Kernel#returning -- a Ruby-ized realization of the K combinator, courtesy of Mikael Brockman.

      def foo
        returning values = [] do
          values << 'bar'
          values << 'baz'
      foo # => ['bar', 'baz']
  • 1.0.1

    • Fixed Hash#indifferent_access to also deal with include? and fetch and nested hashes #726 Nicholas Seckar

    • Added Object#blank? -- see #783 _why the lucky stiff

    • Added inflection rules for "sh" words, like "wish" and "fish" #755

    • Fixed an exception when using Ajax based requests from Safari because Safari appends a \000 to the post body. Symbols can't have \000 in them so indifferent access would throw an exception in the constructor. Indifferent hashes now use strings internally instead. #746 Tobias Lütke

    • Added String#to_time and String#to_date for wrapping ParseDate

  • 1.0.0

    • Added TimeZone as the first of a number of value objects that among others Active Record can use rich value objects using composed_of #688 Jamis Buck

    • Added Date::Conversions for getting dates in different convenient string representations and other objects

    • Added Time::Conversions for getting times in different convenient string representations and other objects

    • Added Time::Calculations to ask for things like,, #580 [DP|Flurin]. Examples:

      "Later today"         =>,
      "Tomorrow morning"    => now.tomorrow.change(:hour => 9),
      "Tomorrow afternoon"  => now.tomorrow.change(:hour => 14),
      "In a couple of days" => now.tomorrow.tomorrow.change(:hour => 9),
      "Next monday"         => now.next_week.change(:hour => 9),
      "In a month"          => now.next_month.change(:hour => 9),
      "In 6 months"         => now.months_since(6).change(:hour => 9),
      "In a year"           => => 9)
    • Upgraded to breakpoint 92 which fixes:

      * overload IRB.parse_opts(), fixes #443
        => breakpoints in tests work even when running them via rake
      * untaint handlers, might fix an issue discussed on the Rails ML
      * added verbose mode to breakpoint_client
      * less noise caused by breakpoint_client by default
      * ignored TerminateLineInput exception in signal handler
        => quiet exit on Ctrl-C
    • Fixed Inflector for words like "news" and "series" that are the same in plural and singular #603 [echion], #615 marcenuc

    • Added Hash#stringify_keys and Hash#stringify_keys!

    • Added IndifferentAccess as a way to wrap a hash by a symbol-based store that also can be accessed by string keys

    • Added Inflector.constantize to turn "Admin::User" into a reference for the constant Admin::User

    • Added that Inflector.camelize and Inflector.underscore can deal with modules like turning "Admin::User" into "admin/user" and back

    • Added Inflector.humanize to turn attribute names like employee_salary into "Employee salary". Used by automated error reporting in AR.

    • Added availability of class inheritable attributes to the masses #477 Jeremy Kemper

      class Foo
        class_inheritable_reader :read_me
        class_inheritable_writer :write_me
        class_inheritable_accessor :read_and_write_me
        class_inheritable_array :read_and_concat_me
        class_inheritable_hash :read_and_update_me
      # Bar gets a clone of (not a reference to) Foo's attributes.
      class Bar < Foo
      Bar.read_and_write_me == Foo.read_and_write_me
      Bar.read_and_write_me = 'bar'
      Bar.read_and_write_me != Foo.read_and_write_me
    • Added Inflections as an extension on String, so Inflector.pluralize(Inflector.classify(name)) becomes name.classify.pluralize #476 Jeremy Kemper

    • Added Byte operations to Numeric, so 5.5.megabytes + 200.kilobytes #461 Marcel Molina Jr.

    • Fixed that Dependencies.reload can't load the same file twice #420 Kent Sibilev

    • Added Fixnum#ago/until, Fixnum#since/from_now #450 Jeremy Kemper

    • Added that Inflector now accepts Symbols and Classes by calling .to_s on the word supplied

    • Added time unit extensions to Fixnum that'll return the period in seconds, like 2.days + 4.hours.