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A Ruby function for determining the number of whole years elapsed between two `Time` objects. No dependencies. MIT License.
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# Determine the number of whole years elapsed between two [Time] objects.
# It is assumed that the provided [Time] objects are in the same time-zone
# and part of a single continuous chronology.
#
# @param time1 [Time]
# @param time2 [Time]
#
# @return [Integer]
#
# Copyright 2018 Ry Biesemeyer (@yaauie)
#
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#
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# IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
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# IN THE SOFTWARE.
#
def years_elapsed(time1, time2)
fail(ArgumentError, "Invalid `time1` value `#{time1.inspect}` (expected a `Time` object)") unless time1.kind_of?(Time)
fail(ArgumentError, "Invalid `time2` value `#{time1.inspect}` (expected a `Time` object)") unless time2.kind_of?(Time)
# normalize order
time1, time2 = time2, time1 if time1 > time2
years = time2.year - time1.year
[:month,:day,:hour,:min,:sec,:subsec].each do |precision|
case (time2.send(precision) - time1.send(precision))
when 1 then return years
when -1 then return years -1
end
end
return years
end
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