Passing method name to method?

Hi, sorry if this isn’t phrased quite as it should be!

I want to have a generic ‘find’ method that can check to see if an
object’s attribute is true or false.

Basically I want to pass the method name (param) to the list_by_param
method but this doesn’t seem to be working (I get an undefined local
variable or method ‘param’ for main:Object) error.

def list_by_param(param)
puts “#{object.id}” if object.param == true
end

puts objects.list_by_param(param)

Any idea where I’m going wrong?

Thanks

On 9/28/07, Arfon S. [email protected] wrote:

puts “#{object.id}” if object.param == true
end

puts objects.list_by_param(param)

I think what you are trying to do is

def list_by_param(param)
puts “#{object_id}” if object.send(param) == true
end

puts objects.list_by_param(:param)

On 9/28/07, Arfon S. [email protected] wrote:

I want to have a generic ‘find’ method that can check to see if an
object’s attribute is true or false.

Basically I want to pass the method name (param) to the list_by_param
method but this doesn’t seem to be working (I get an undefined local
variable or method ‘param’ for main:Object) error.

class Object
def objid_if_param(param)
“#{self.id}” if self.send(param) == true
end
end

class Foo
attr_accessor :foo
end

bar = Foo.new
baz = Foo.new
baz.foo = true

[ bar, baz ].each do |ob|
id = ob.objid_if_param(:foo)
puts id if id
end

-austin

Logan C. wrote:

On 9/28/07, Arfon S. [email protected] wrote:

puts “#{object.id}” if object.param == true
end

puts objects.list_by_param(param)

I think what you are trying to do is

def list_by_param(param)
puts “#{object_id}” if object.send(param) == true
end

puts objects.list_by_param(:param)

It works!

Thanks. So I have to pass a symbol to the method to get this to work?

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