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RubyLearning / ProjectTrak / vendor / rails / activesupport / lib / active_support / core_ext / integer / time.rb

module ActiveSupport #:nodoc:
  module CoreExtensions #:nodoc:
    module Integer #:nodoc:
      # Enables the use of time calculations and declarations, like 45.minutes + 2.hours + 4.years.
      #
      # These methods use Time#advance for precise date calculations when using from_now, ago, etc. 
      # as well as adding or subtracting their results from a Time object. For example:
      #
      #   # equivalent to Time.now.advance(:months => 1)
      #   1.month.from_now
      #
      #   # equivalent to Time.now.advance(:years => 2)
      #   2.years.from_now
      #
      #   # equivalent to Time.now.advance(:months => 4, :years => 5)
      #   (4.months + 5.years).from_now
      # 
      # While these methods provide precise calculation when used as in the examples above, care
      # should be taken to note that this is not true if the result of `months', `years', etc is
      # converted before use:
      #
      #   # equivalent to 30.days.to_i.from_now
      #   1.month.to_i.from_now
      #
      #   # equivalent to 365.25.days.to_f.from_now
      #   1.year.to_f.from_now
      #
      # In such cases, Ruby's core
      # Date[http://stdlib.rubyonrails.org/libdoc/date/rdoc/index.html] and
      # Time[http://stdlib.rubyonrails.org/libdoc/time/rdoc/index.html] should be used for precision
      # date and time arithmetic
      module Time        
        def months
          ActiveSupport::Duration.new(self * 30.days, [[:months, self]])
        end
        alias :month :months

        def years
          ActiveSupport::Duration.new(self * 365.25.days, [[:years, self]])
        end
        alias :year :years
      end
    end
  end
end