Provides a representation of a (positively or negatively) infinite time. This allows easier comparison with times when, for instance, you have an end date for an object but it is not yet known. Using
nil would cause TypeErrors everywhere and you must then guard against that, this avoids that issue.
Many judgement calls were made in how to best reimplement methods that exist on Time but don’t really make sense on an infinite time. Comments and suggestions on how the behavior of any method on InfiniteTime could be improved is welcome. Open an issue or submit a pull request.
Install as usual:
gem install infinite_time or add
gem 'infinite_time' to your Gemfile. Note that Ruby 2.0 is required.
Simply create a new positive or negative infinite time:
positive = . :+ negative = . :- positive == . #=> true
Time has also been extended to be comparable with an
InfiniteTime, as well as provides the
.new.infinite? #=> false ..infinite? #=> true
Feel free to read the specs for more details.
Contributions are welcome. Please be sure that your pull requests are atomic so they can be considered and accepted separately.
- 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
Credits & License
Copyright © 2013 J. Andrew Marshall. License is available in the LICENSE file.