I want to put a before_filter in application.rb, as follows: before_filter :do_something, :except_controller => [:admin] def do_something(options) options.stringify_keys! unless options[:except_controller].include?(controller_name) # do something useful end end Where I'm blocking is on how to get the 'options' data in the do_something method. I think I can write this as: Thanks, -- View this message in context: http://www.nabble.com/Passing-Arguments-to-before_... Sent from the RubyOnRails Users mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
on 2007-03-20 23:33
on 2007-03-21 00:36
Hi -- On 3/20/07, s.ross <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > end > end > > Where I'm blocking is on how to get the 'options' data in the do_something > method. I think I can write this as: The way I've done this in the past, which may or may not be the slickest way to do it, is along the lines of: class MyController < ApplicationController before_filter :only => "whatever" do |controller| controller.some_method(1,2,3) end def some_method(a,b,c) ... end end The proc has the controller object itself yielded to it, so you can then call the method on that object with whatever arguments you need. The particular case you've got, where you seem to be testing for whether this controller needs a particular filter, looks like it would probably better handled with skip_before_filter and friends. But anyway, you can grab the controller object and call methods on it directly. David -- Q. What is THE Ruby book for Rails developers? A. RUBY FOR RAILS by David A. Black (http://www.manning.com/black) (See what readers are saying! http://www.rubypal.com/r4rrevs.pdf) Q. Where can I get Ruby/Rails on-site training, consulting, coaching? A. Ruby Power and Light, LLC (http://www.rubypal.com)