Segmented method names

Dear all,
in Objective-C it is possible to split a method name into several
segments to be able to put a meaningful description before each
argument, like
(BOOL)containsPointX:(int)x Y:(int)y

is there a ruby way to achieve something similar?

Many TIA,
– Jan

A solution can be:

#function
def contains_point(opts = { :x=>nil, :y=>nil })

end

call

contains_point :x=>value, :y=>value

Hi,

At Thu, 8 May 2008 21:49:06 +0900,
Rick DeNatale wrote in [ruby-talk:301103]:

And in Ruby 1.9 you can also use the new hash literal syntax in the
call so it becomes:

contains_point x: value y: value

You forgot a comma between first value and y:.

However, the semantics of Ruby keyword/hash option parameters are
slightly different from the Smalltalk inspired Objective-C method
selectors. In Smalltalk/ObjectiveC x:y: is a different message and
will find a different method than y:x:, whereas Ruby keyword/hash
parameters are order independent and aren’t involved in resolving a
message to a method.

And the same selector can duplicate, x:x:x: is valid and
differs from x:, but it’s impossible with a hash.

On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 8:32 AM, Sandro P.
[email protected] wrote:

end

call

contains_point :x=>value, :y=>value

And in Ruby 1.9 you can also use the new hash literal syntax in the
call so it becomes:

contains_point x: value y: value

Apple’s RubyCocoa, which is implementing Ruby on the Objective-C
runtime actually turns this into an objective-c call.

However, the semantics of Ruby keyword/hash option parameters are
slightly different from the Smalltalk inspired Objective-C method
selectors. In Smalltalk/ObjectiveC x:y: is a different message and
will find a different method than y:x:, whereas Ruby keyword/hash
parameters are order independent and aren’t involved in resolving a
message to a method.


Rick DeNatale

My blog on Ruby
http://talklikeaduck.denhaven2.com/

On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 11:31 PM, Nobuyoshi N. [email protected]
wrote:

Hi,

At Thu, 8 May 2008 21:49:06 +0900,
Rick DeNatale wrote in [ruby-talk:301103]:

And in Ruby 1.9 you can also use the new hash literal syntax in the
call so it becomes:

contains_point x: value y: value

You forgot a comma between first value and y:.

You are correct of course, thanks.

However, the semantics of Ruby keyword/hash option parameters are
slightly different from the Smalltalk inspired Objective-C method
selectors. In Smalltalk/ObjectiveC x:y: is a different message and
will find a different method than y:x:, whereas Ruby keyword/hash
parameters are order independent and aren’t involved in resolving a
message to a method.

And the same selector can duplicate, x:x:x: is valid and
differs from x:, but it’s impossible with a hash.

Good point.


Rick DeNatale

My blog on Ruby
http://talklikeaduck.denhaven2.com/

Hi,

thank you for all the suggestions. The Hash solution seem to be a
feasible workaround. I´ll try that. To bad there is no “real” way to
split the name in ruby…

Cheers,
– Jan

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