Dynamic string (depending on a variable)


#1

Hello everyone!

Do you have a better way to do this ?

sentence = “Your ticket has expired since #{nb_of_days if nb_of_days<0}
#{‘days’ if nb_of_days<0} #{‘today’ if nb_of_days==0}”

My goal is to print something like this : “Your ticket has expired since
4 days” or “Your ticket has expired since today”

I’ve tried this :

sentence = “Your ticket has expired since #{nb_of_days + ‘days’ if
nb_of_days<0} #{‘today’ if nb_of_days==0}”

But it doesn’t work!

Thank you for your help :slight_smile:


#2

Guillaume L. wrote:

I’ve tried this :

sentence = “Your ticket has expired since #{nb_of_days + ‘days’ if
nb_of_days<0} #{‘today’ if nb_of_days==0}”

But it doesn’t work!

Thank you for your help :slight_smile:

I think you want to change that to a greater than…

sentence = “Your ticket has expired since #{nb_of_days + ’ days’ if
nb_of_days > 0}#{‘today’ if nb_of_days==0}”

And if that message is going to be read in English, then you should
change it to ‘#{nb_of_days} ago’ || ‘today’ without the since. i.e.
‘Your ticket expired 4 days ago’ or ‘Your ticket expired today’

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#3

I’m sorry for my english :frowning:
Thanks for correcting!

But still it doesn’t work :
sentence = “Your ticket expired #{nb_of_days + ’ days ago’ if
nb_of_days > 0}#{‘today’ if nb_of_days==0}”

Any suggestions?

Thanks!


#4

Thx it works!


#5

Guillaume L. wrote:

Sorry, I didn’t actually run the code the first time! It was trying to
use Fixnum’s + method rather than String’s
This does work:

sentence = “Your ticket expired #{nb_of_days.to_s + ’ days ago’ if
nb_of_days > 0}#{‘today’ if nb_of_days==0}”

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#6

sentence = “Your ticket expired " + (nb_of_days>0? nb_of_days.to_s + "
days
ago.” : “today.”)


#7

From: Guillaume L. [mailto:removed_email_address@domain.invalid]

But still it doesn’t work :

sentence = "Your ticket expired #{nb_of_days + ’ days ago’ if

nb_of_days > 0}#{‘today’ if nb_of_days==0}"

my initial suggestion is to always start slowly by splitting the problem
into small parts…

eg,

nb_of_days=0
=> 0

time_phrase = nb_of_days==0? “today” : “#{nb_of_days} day(s) ago”
=> “today”

sentence = "Your ticket expired "+time_phrase
=> “Your ticket expired today”

you can then join them later if you want…


#8

2009/2/19 Dylan E. removed_email_address@domain.invalid:

sentence = “Your ticket expired " + (nb_of_days>0? nb_of_days.to_s + " days
ago.” : “today.”)

irb(main):009:0> nb_of_days = 0
=> 0
irb(main):010:0> sentence = 'Your ticket expired ’ << (nb_of_days == 0
? ‘today’ : “#{nb_of_days} days ago”) << ‘.’
=> “Your ticket expired today.”
irb(main):011:0> nb_of_days = 5
=> 5
irb(main):012:0> sentence = 'Your ticket expired ’ << (nb_of_days == 0
? ‘today’ : “#{nb_of_days} days ago”) << ‘.’
=> “Your ticket expired 5 days ago.”

Or even

15:33:12 Temp$ ruby exp.rb
Your ticket expired today.
Your ticket expired yesterday.
Your ticket expired 2 days ago.
Your ticket expired 3 days ago.
Your ticket expired 4 days ago.
Your ticket expired 5 days ago.
15:33:14 Temp$ cat exp.rb
(0…5).each do |nb_of_days|
sentence = 'Your ticket expired ’ <<
case nb_of_days
when 0: ‘today’
when 1: ‘yesterday’
else “#{nb_of_days} days ago”
end << ‘.’
puts sentence
end
15:33:19 Temp$

Kind regards

robert