strptime(str='-4712-01-01', fmt='%F', sg=ITALY)public
str is a String holding a date representation. fmt is the format that the date is in. See date/format.rb for details on supported formats.
The default str is ‘-4712-01-01’, and the default fmt is ‘%F’, which means Year-Month-Day_of_Month. This gives Julian Day Number day 0.
sg specifies the Day of Calendar Reform.
An ArgumentError will be raised if str cannot be parsed.
# File lib/date.rb, line 978 def self.strptime(str='-4712-01-01', fmt='%F', sg=ITALY) elem = _strptime(str, fmt) new_by_frags(elem, sg) end