IF me like Ruby does

Hi there

When fiddling together CSS classes in html_options of my form helpers, I
sometimes have code looking something like the following:

html_options.merge!(:class => “list_item” + ((options[:class_method])?("
list_item_#{object.send(options[:class_method])}"):(’’)))

The “(’’)” is pretty ugly, so I’m wondering if there’s a more rubyish
way to write this.

Thanks for your hints, -sven

On Jan 10, 2008 2:21 PM, Sven S. [email protected] wrote:

Here’s a version that’s easier to read. Assume you want to concat A and
B with a space in between provided the method add_B? returns true.

How about “A#{add_B? ’ B’ :’’}”?

If you use double-quoted strings, you can interpolate Ruby code into
them by using #{}.

Ruby will replace the code between #{} with a string containing the
result of the expression inside.

Here’s a version that’s easier to read. Assume you want to concat A and
B with a space in between provided the method add_B? returns true.

‘A’ + ((add_B?)?(’ B’):(’’))

The closest alternative I came up with:

[‘A’, (’ B’ if add_B?)].join

The more generic form, however, will not do the trick:

[‘A’, (‘B’ if add_B?)].join(’ ')

However, this adds a tailing space if add_B? returns false.

On Jan 10, 2008 11:43 AM, Bira [email protected] wrote:

On Jan 10, 2008 2:21 PM, Sven S. [email protected] wrote:

Here’s a version that’s easier to read. Assume you want to concat A and
B with a space in between provided the method add_B? returns true.

How about “A#{add_B? ’ B’ :’’}”?

“A#{“B” if add_B}”

-austin

On Jan 10, 2008 4:17 PM, Austin Z. [email protected] wrote:

On Jan 10, 2008 11:43 AM, Bira [email protected] wrote:

How about “A#{add_B? ’ B’ :’’}”?

“A#{“B” if add_B}”

Yeah, what he said :).

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