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time_ago_in_words reports incorrect number of args, when correct # args used

Reported by MattB | August 18th, 2010 @ 01:05 AM

Rails is reporting an argument error when there isn't one:

 ArgumentError in Feed_entries#index

Showing /Users/Caroline/Sites/test_tree/app/views/feed_entries/index.html.erb where line #10 raised:

wrong number of arguments (3 for 1)

Extracted source (around line #10):

7:     <p><%= truncate(entry.summary, :length => 300, :omission =>"…") %></p>
8:     <% if entry.published_at %>
9:       <p>
10:         <%= time_ago_in_words(entry.published_at) %> 
11:       </p>
12:     <% end %>
13:     <hr>

Rails.root: /Users/Caroline/Sites/test_tree
Application Trace | Framework Trace | Full Trace

app/helpers/application_helper.rb:18:in `distance_of_time_in_words'
app/views/feed_entries/index.html.erb:10:in `block (2 levels) in

It appears to stem from distance_of_time_in_words, as this gives the same error when passed the 3 args it should accept.

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Andrea Campi

    Andrea Campi October 18th, 2010 @ 06:43 AM

    I cannot reproduce this, can you provide a diff demonstrating the issue or at least confirm it's still failing for you?

  • Aditya Sanghi

    Aditya Sanghi October 18th, 2010 @ 12:19 PM

    • Importance changed from “” to “Low”


    Have you overridden some methods in your application_helper.rb? Sharing that would help determine the problem. A part of the stack trace you've pasted shows "app/helpers/application_helper.rb:18:in distance_of_time_in_words'".

  • Aditya Sanghi

    Aditya Sanghi October 20th, 2010 @ 09:31 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “invalid”

    Marking invalid until Matt, provides input. I was also not able to reproduce the problem.

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