Overriding Date#to_s

Hi everyone.

I just ran into an issue which I solved in an...er...interesting way,
and I'm trying to figure out if my solution is brilliant or terrible.

Basically, I have a Date attribute in one of my AR models which I would
like my views to display with a particular format (other than what
Date#to_s gives). Rather than have to call a formatting method on this
attribute every time I use it in a view, what I have done is to override
the to_s method on the object's singleton class.

Does this make sense? Is there a better way to handle date formatting
in Rails?


There is a way to specify different date formats in rails, checkout
the "Adding your own time formats to to_formatted_s" section of the


Christos Trochalakis wrote: