I'm looking for a function, gem, etc. that will help to unify dates as they come in different formats. If the date comes in (1/2/2012,2012-01-02,01-02-2012,20120102,01022012, etc.)
it would be nice to have it come out 2012-01-02. I've searched for a few days and only find ways to convert this format to that format. I might be using the wrong search terms and this may have already been addressed, if so, I apologize. In my previous PERL app I wrote a long If Else type converter that would test the date and then convert it in a specific order but I'm sure someone has solved it better then I could.