Re: (style) does this make sense?

Luke I. [email protected] wrote:

The former is a question, the later is modifying self… although maybe
that’s what you mean and just added an extra equal in there…
Yep.

Well, since you guys are still talking about this, I might as well
share
the whole method(s) with you. And yes, I got rid of the bang. :slight_smile:

It’s for a website where users can save other users as contacts… and
anybody user #1 (the “system user”) saves as a contact is considered an
administrator… You can categorize your contacts, and #1’s
categorizations
effectively become permissions…

ruby_code=<<_NEAT
def is_admin(groupname=nil)
unless logged_in?
raise AdminAuthenticationError.new, “not logged in”
end

return true if current_user.id == 1

system_user = User.find_by_id 1

unless system_user.contacts.includes_user? current_user
  raise AdminAuthenticationError.new,
    "user is not a member of system_user's contacts"
end

return true if groupname.nil?

unless(
  group = system_user.contactgroups.select{ |g| g.name == groupname 

}.first
)
raise UserError.new, “Unknown admin group " + group + " used in
code!”
end

unless group.include? current_user
  raise AdminAuthenticationError.new,
    "user is not a member of system_user's '#{groupname}' group"
end

return true

end

def is_admin?(groupname=nil)
begin
return is_admin(groupname)
rescue AdminAuthenticationError => detail
logger.error “is_admin? failed: #{detail}”
return false
end
end

class AuthenticationError < UserError
end

class AdminAuthenticationError < AuthenticationError
end

_NEAT

Cheers,
Tyler

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