Sanitizing strings

Hey guys this should be an easy one,
how do i define a method that i can reuse for strings.

eg/ “mystring”.sanitize

i know how to write the regex for such a method but where would i put
it ???

cheers Adam

On 4/02/2008, at 11:01 PM, Adam J. wrote:

i think i may have answered it …

String.class_eval do
# define new method
def sanitize
self.gsub(/[^[:alnum:]]+/, ‘_’)
end
end

i dumed that into my app controller and its working

class String
def sanitize
self.gsub(/[^[:alnum:]]+/, ‘_’)
end
end
end

Is better looking

On Feb 4, 2008 8:33 PM, Adam J. [email protected] wrote:

i know how to write the regex for such a method but where would i put
# define new method
def sanitize
self.gsub(/[^[:alnum:]]+/, ‘_’)
end
end

i dumed that into my app controller and its working


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On 4/02/2008, at 11:35 PM, Ryan B. wrote:

put
# define new method


Ryan B.
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Thanks.
Where is the ideal place to put that??

I have a file in my lib called custom_methods.rb, I load it by doing
require
‘custom_methods’ in my environment file, I put all my class additions in
there.

On Feb 4, 2008 9:09 PM, Adam J. [email protected] wrote:

Is better looking

i think i may have answered it …

Thanks.
Where is the ideal place to put that??


Ryan B.
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