why I can't get the date value?

On rails 2.0.2, I debug: raise @person.inspect I got: #<Person id: 102, created_at: "2006-08-16 00:37:50", updated_at: "2008-01-07 10:46:49", points_count: 0>

raise @person.id.inspect I got "102" raise @person.points_count.inspect I got "0"

but when I use raise@person.created_at.inspect and raise@person.updated_at.inspect I got same error: You have a nil object when you didn't expect it! You might have expected an instance of ActiveRecord::Base. The error occurred while evaluating nil.

why? and the date type is different in rails 1.2.6 and 2.0.2? who can help me? Thanks!

Why are you raise’ing? You can just do puts.

Try puts @person.created_at.inspect