How to do this

I don’t know how to explain so I will just code:

template = ‘some text #{variable}’ # single quotes for reason
variable = ‘filled’
res = some_method(template)

Here, res should have value ‘some text filled’.

Is there an easy way doing this in ruby. Hard way is of course parsing
and inserting text with my own method.

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TheR

On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 8:02 AM, Damjan R. [email protected] wrote:

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TheR


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Using ERB, here is a pretty straight forward cheatsheet/examples for
you:
http://github.com/JoshCheek/JoshsRubyKickstart/blob/master/cheatsheets/erb-embedded_ruby.rb

require ‘erb’

def some_method(template)
ERB.new( template , 0 , ‘>’ ).result
end

template = ‘some text <%= variable %>’
variable = ‘filled’
res = some_method(template)

res # => “some text filled”

On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 3:02 PM, Damjan R. [email protected] wrote:

I don’t know how to explain so I will just code:

template = ‘some text #{variable}’ # single quotes for reason
variable = ‘filled’
res = some_method(template)

Here, res should have value ‘some text filled’.

Is there an easy way doing this in ruby. Hard way is of course parsing
and inserting text with my own method.

I would consider using double quotes an “easy way”. Either way, some
piece of code needs to to the parsing. If you only ever want to fill
in a single value you could as well use (s)printf.

Btw, parsing can be as easy as

def replace(template, values)
template.gsub /(?<!\)#{([^}]*)}/ do
values[$1]
end
end

template = ‘foo \#{bar}-#{bingo}-#{bongo}’
x = replace template, “bar” => “1”, “bongo” => “2”
p template, x

Cheers

robert

On Tuesday 12 October 2010, Damjan R. wrote:

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|TheR

You could do this:

#note the double quotes inside the single ones
template = ‘“some text #{variable}”’
variable = ‘filled’
res = eval template

A better way could be to use ERB (included in the standard library):
require ‘erb’
template = ERB.new “some text <%= variable %>”
variable = ‘filled’
res = template.result

I hope this helps

Stefano

Robert K. wrote in post #949495:

Btw, parsing can be as easy as

def replace(template, values)
template.gsub /(?<!\)#{([^}]*)}/ do
values[$1]
end
end

template = ‘foo \#{bar}-#{bingo}-#{bongo}’
x = replace template, “bar” => “1”, “bongo” => “2”
p template, x

Robert thank you for this.

Ruby really is an amazing language. And after five years I still get
puzzled how some things can be so simple.

by
TheR

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