FAQ: Object-Oriented Programming II - A Few Requirements

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How come this date module must be requested between comas, implying it’s a string?
In my opinion it should have been required like so: require Date but instead it’s required like below:

require “date”


The reason there are quotes is because modules have file names. They are not identifiers in the global namespace.


Hello! I’m wondering why we don’t use a capitalised version of “Date” when we require the module?

Because we loading a file, not importing a class. The file name will look like, “date.rb” or something similar.