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An actual Boolean property for Puppet
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puppet-boolean

Define actual boolean properties for puppet types.

Synopsis

More often than not, philosophy majors will try to convince you that truth is subjective and that there may be more than one single and absolute truth. With this boolean property you can wipe that smug look off of their face and say that there is absolute truth and it's defined RIGHT HERE.

In short, use this module to define actual boolean properties in Puppet so that you can reliably get f%$king booleans instead of doing munging values all over your code.

Example

Type implementation:

require 'puppet/property/boolean'

Puppet::Type.newtype(:awesome) do

  newparam(:name, :namevar => true)

  newproperty(:betterthanslicedbread, :parent => Puppet::Property::Boolean) do
    desc "Determine if the thing is more awesome than sliced bread"
    defaultto true # It's not hard to be more awesome than sliced bread
  end

  newproperty(:better_than_rocket_boots, :parent => Puppet::Property::Boolean) do
    desc "Determine if the thing is more often than rocket boots"
    defaultto false # Rocket boots are pretty hard to beat
  end

  newproperty(:will_get_you_eaten_by_sharks, :parent => Puppet::Property::Boolean) do
    desc "Determine if this is so awesome that it'll get you eaten by sharks"
    defaultto :false # Use a symbol for the default value and it'll still be false
  end

  newproperty(:suitable_for_human_consumption, :parent => Puppet::Property::Boolean) do
    desc "Determine if the thing is both awesome and edible"
    defaultto :false # The are more non-edible things than edible things
  end
end

Type usage:

awesome { 'actual booleans':
  better_than_rocket_boots       => true,   # Use an unquoted string!
  better_than_sliced_bread       => 'true', # Use a quoted string!
  suitable_for_human_consumption => no,     # Use yes and no! It doesn't matter!
}

Contact

If you have questions or concerns about this module, contact finch on #puppet on Freenode, or email adrien@puppetlabs.com.

Caveats

This is a very smug module. I can't help myself.

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