I am trying to use ‘aspectr’ to add aspects to Rails FormHelpers like
‘text_field’. I want the aspects to be able to intercept the return
value and modify it so that the original method call ‘text_field’
returns the value that I modified in the aspect.
It appears to me that aspects do not allow return values to be modified.
Too bad. This would have perfectly met the need I am after. I want to
add extra markup surrounding the ‘input’ markup in order to standardize
my views in a DRY way.
I don’t really want to fool with the original FormHelpers because I want
my add-on to be modular and separate. I considered inheriting to create
a new FormHelper, but thought better of it, since aspects seemed more
Am I wrong about aspects? Can they intercept and modify return values?
If not, what are the alternatives?
I am working on a library that will DRY up my presentation logic.
Eventually, if I can overcome these hurdles, I intend to open source the
Mario T. Lanza