Testing helper/view methods from script/console

Hi,

Is it possible to test helper/view methods from script/console. I want
to test the output of methods like distance_of_time_in_words. But it
won’t let me from the console. What am I missing?

TIA
Luke

On Feb 3, 2008, at 6:56 PM, Luke G. wrote:

Hi,

Is it possible to test helper/view methods from script/console. I want
to test the output of methods like distance_of_time_in_words. But it
won’t let me from the console. What am I missing?

TIA
Luke

User the helper object:

helper.distance_of_time_in_words 92.minutes
=> “about 2 hours”

-Rob

Rob B. http://agileconsultingllc.com
[email protected]

On 3 Feb 2008, at 23:56, Luke G. wrote:

Hi,

Is it possible to test helper/view methods from script/console. I want
to test the output of methods like distance_of_time_in_words. But it
won’t let me from the console. What am I missing?

you need to include the appropriate module eg:

Fs-ElephantBook:fred fred$ ruby script/console
Loading development environment (Rails 2.0.2)

require ‘action_view/helpers/date_helper’
=> []

include ActionView::Helpers::DateHelper
=> Object

distance_of_time_in_words_to_now Time.mktime(2008,2,3,4)
=> “about 20 hours”

On 4 Feb 2008, at 00:14, Rob B. wrote:

won’t let me from the console. What am I missing?

TIA
Luke

User the helper object:

helper.distance_of_time_in_words 92.minutes
=> “about 2 hours”

Neato! I’ve somehow managed to miss that one!

Fred

Awesome. Exactly what I was looking for.
Thanks!

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