Russ Bradberry Russ Bradberry - 17 days ago 6
Ruby Question

How Do I Loop Through a Date Range in Reverse?

I have a date range that I would like to be able to loop through in reverse. Give the following, how would I accomplish this, the standard

Range
operator doesn't seem t be working properly.

>> sd = Date.parse('2010-03-01')
=> Mon, 01 Mar 2010
>> ed = Date.parse('2010-03-05')
=> Fri, 05 Mar 2010
>> (sd..ed).to_a
=> [Mon, 01 Mar 2010, Tue, 02 Mar 2010, Wed, 03 Mar 2010, Thu, 04 Mar 2010, Fri, 05 Mar 2010]
>> (ed..sd).to_a
=> []


as you can see, the range operator works properly form start to end, but not from end to start.

Answer

Try upto/downto :

irb(main):003:0> sd = Date.parse('2010-03-01')
=> #<Date: 4910513/2,0,2299161>
irb(main):004:0> ed = Date.parse('2010-03-15')
=> #<Date: 4910541/2,0,2299161>
irb(main):005:0> sd.upto(ed) { |date| puts date }
2010-03-01
2010-03-02
2010-03-03
2010-03-04
2010-03-05
2010-03-06
2010-03-07
2010-03-08
2010-03-09
2010-03-10
2010-03-11
2010-03-12
2010-03-13
2010-03-14
2010-03-15
=> #<Date: 4910513/2,0,2299161>
irb(main):006:0> ed.downto(sd) { |date| puts date }
2010-03-15
2010-03-14
2010-03-13
2010-03-12
2010-03-11
2010-03-10
2010-03-09
2010-03-08
2010-03-07
2010-03-06
2010-03-05
2010-03-04
2010-03-03
2010-03-02
2010-03-01
=> #<Date: 4910541/2,0,2299161>