|Third base: fast and easy date/datetime class
||22 Nov 08
The Ruby standard Date class tries to be all things to all people. While it
does a decent job, it’s slow enough to be the bottleneck in some
applications. If we decide not to care about the Date of Calendar Reform
and the fact that the Astronomical Julian Date differs from the Julian
Date, much of the complexity of Ruby’s standard Date/DateTime class
can be removed, and there can be significant improvements in speed.