Unbalanced code snippet include

Is there a way to insert code which is unbalanced into Ruby source.
For example, I have a condition which is checked in many places, but
which i am not yet sure is the correct condition, so i want to keep only
that condition in an “include” library called “not yet completed
condition” or “condition which i reckon will change and it is used
everywhere”.

This include library may contain this code -

if condition then

I would like to be able to insert this in my source code with an in situ
“include”, but the Ruby include expects a complete block.

the source code would look like this-
includesnippet “C:/INSERTS/IFNOTBROKEN.RB.INS”

While you may think this is crazy, and i can certainly see your point,
this question is related to converting from another language to Ruby, so
i just have to ask.

Regards,
Peter

On 10/15/06, Peter L. [email protected] wrote:

I would like to be able to insert this in my source code with an in situ
“include”, but the Ruby include expects a complete block.

the source code would look like this-
includesnippet “C:/INSERTS/IFNOTBROKEN.RB.INS”

While you may think this is crazy, and i can certainly see your point,
this question is related to converting from another language to Ruby, so
i just have to ask.

Include doesn’t include a file, but a module.

You can do what you want with load but you need to work around the way
ruby treats line breaks, note how I left the if unfinished and closed
it after the load:

[email protected]:/public/rubyscripts$ cat condition.rb
true
[email protected]:/public/rubyscripts$ cat loadtest.rb
if (
load ‘condition.rb’
)
puts “included file evaluated to 1”
else
puts “included file evaluated to non-1”
end

[email protected]:/public/rubyscripts$ ruby loadtest.rb
included file evaluated to 1


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On 10/15/06, Rick DeNatale [email protected] wrote:

On 10/15/06, Peter L. [email protected] wrote:

As an afterthought, having answered your question without analysis of
whether this is a good thing, there are probably saner approaches, two
which come to mind are:

  1. defining the condition separately as a function or a lambda.
  2. defining it as a string and using one of the eval family of
    functions to evaluate it.


Rick DeNatale

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http://talklikeaduck.denhaven2.com/

On 2006.10.16 11:45, Rick DeNatale wrote:

On 10/15/06, Rick DeNatale [email protected] wrote:

On 10/15/06, Peter L. [email protected] wrote:

As an afterthought, having answered your question without analysis of
whether this is a good thing, there are probably saner approaches, two
which come to mind are:

  1. defining the condition separately as a function or a lambda.
  2. defining it as a string and using one of the eval family of
    functions to evaluate it.

Definitely. The best thing to do would be to define a top-level
method for it, #require the file and then use the method in the
conditional. Maintaining the proposed scheme would probably be
a nightmare.

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