Class: Hashie::Clash

Inherits:
Hash
  • Object
show all
Defined in:
lib/hashie/clash.rb

Overview

A Clash is a "Chainable Lazy Hash". Inspired by libraries such as Arel, a Clash allows you to chain together method arguments to build a hash, something that's especially useful if you're doing something like constructing a complex options hash. Here's a basic example:

c = Hashie::Clash.new.conditions(:foo => 'bar').order(:created_at)
c # => {:conditions => {:foo => 'bar'}, :order => :created_at}

Clash provides another way to create sub-hashes by using bang notation. You can dive into a sub-hash by providing a key with a bang and dive back out again with the _end! method. Example:

c = Hashie::Clash.new.conditions!.foo('bar').baz(123)._end!.order(:created_at)
c # => {:conditions => {:foo => 'bar', :baz => 123}, :order => :created_at}

Because the primary functionality of Clash is to build options objects, all keys are converted to symbols since many libraries expect symbols explicitly for keys.

Defined Under Namespace

Classes: ChainError

Instance Attribute Summary collapse

Instance Method Summary collapse

Constructor Details

#initialize(other_hash = {}, parent = nil) ⇒ Clash

Initialize a new clash by passing in a Hash to convert and, optionally, the parent to which this Clash is chained.


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# File 'lib/hashie/clash.rb', line 32

def initialize(other_hash = {}, parent = nil)
  @_parent = parent
  other_hash.each_pair do |k, v|
    self[k.to_sym] = v
  end
end

Dynamic Method Handling

This class handles dynamic methods through the method_missing method

#method_missing(name, *args) ⇒ Object

:nodoc:


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# File 'lib/hashie/clash.rb', line 66

def method_missing(name, *args) #:nodoc:
  name = name.to_s
  if name.match(/!$/) && args.empty?
    key = name[0...-1].to_sym
    
    if self[key].nil?
      self[key] = Clash.new({}, self)
    elsif self[key].is_a?(::Hash) && !self[key].is_a?(Clash)
      self[key] = Clash.new(self[key], self)
    else
      raise ChainError, "Tried to chain into a non-hash key."
    end
    
    self[key]
  elsif args.any?
    key = name.to_sym
    self.merge_store(key, *args)
  end
end

Instance Attribute Details

#_parentObject (readonly)

The parent Clash if this Clash was created via chaining.


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# File 'lib/hashie/clash.rb', line 27

def _parent
  @_parent
end

Instance Method Details

#_end!Object

Jump back up a level if you are using bang method chaining. For example:

c = Hashie::Clash.new.foo('bar') c.baz!.foo(123) # => c[:baz] c.baz!._end! # => c


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# File 'lib/hashie/clash.rb', line 45

def _end!
  self._parent
end

#id(*args) ⇒ Object

:nodoc:


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# File 'lib/hashie/clash.rb', line 49

def id(*args) #:nodoc:
  method_missing(:id, *args)
end

#merge_store(key, *args) ⇒ Object

:nodoc:


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# File 'lib/hashie/clash.rb', line 53

def merge_store(key, *args) #:nodoc:
  case args.length
    when 1
      val = args.first
      val = self[key].merge(val) if self[key].is_a?(::Hash) && val.is_a?(::Hash)
    else
      val = args
  end

  self[key.to_sym] = val
  self
end