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Chronic (Ruby Date / Time Parser) Screencast

By Peter Cooper / October 11, 2006


Tom Preston-Werner demonstrates his Chronic "natural date parsing" library for Ruby in this cool, live presentation / screencast. He goes deep into how the library works and how it parses the natural language inputs.


  1. taco says:

    Would be schweet if you could do business days:

    Chronic.parse("5 business days from now")
    Chronic.parse("3 weekdays from tuesday")

    Is a great library. Thx!

  2. Kevin Olbrich says:

    The latest version of 'ruby-units' will also use 'chronic' to parse dates and times, so you can do stuff like..

    '7 days'.from 'next tuesday'

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