N00b: code logic (probably a 1-min-question)


#1

Hi there,

Why do I get ‘true’ when:

  • I call: @agency.all_agents_done? and
  • @gency has at least 3 Agents

The Agency model is:

class Agency < ActiveRecord::Base
has_many :agents

def all_agents_done?     # (don't look for any real sense in this

method…)
i=0
self.agents do |agent| # (@gency has at least 3 Agents…)
i=i+1 if (1 == 1)
end

  if i == 0
    true
  else
    false
  end
end

end

Thanks for any hint!
Tom


#2

On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 9:31 AM, Tom Ha removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

 class Agency < ActiveRecord::Base
    true

Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.

In the question at the tops and the comment, you alternate between
@agency and @gency – if this inconsistency exists in the method that
has the instance variable(s) @agency and/or @gency that is calling
this code, that could be part of the source of the problem.


#3

Sorry, that’s just a typo in my question, so the problem is still there
and lies elsewhere, but I just don’t get it - everything seems to be
correct…

Am I stupid?


#4

Christopher D. wrote:

On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 9:31 AM, Tom Ha removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

 class Agency < ActiveRecord::Base
    true

Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.

In the question at the tops and the comment, you alternate between
@agency and @gency – if this inconsistency exists in the method that
has the instance variable(s) @agency and/or @gency that is calling
this code, that could be part of the source of the problem.

i’m sorry, i know the comment says not too, but I have to look for sense
in the method, and if i do, it appears that you are essentially asking
if there are any agents at all?? if that is the case, why are you simply
not writing:

def all_agents_done?
self.agents.size == 0
end

and why do you have this, “if (1 == 1)” condition? this is like asking
“if true”


#5

Holy sh… I got it:

“self.agents do |agent| …” was missing the “.each”:

-> “self.agents.each do |agent| …”

Guess I can answer that “am I stupid” question now… :frowning:


#6

Thanks for replying - well, there’s not much “sense” in the example
because I took stuff out, to make it shorter.

Basically, the problem in the original example above is apparently, that
@agency.agents has a ‘length’/‘size’ of 4, but the counter i does NOT
get incremented in the loop "self.agents do |agent| … " (‘i’ stays
0…).

But why? What am I missing? I just don’t get it…


#7

Ouch :slight_smile: