Provides the ability to 'require' many or all files within directories, using a simple statement.
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Required - a utility to require all files in a directory

Required provides the ability to require all files within a directory, with options for file inclusion/exclusion based on pattern matching, as well as recursive descent. An array of all the files that were loaded ('require' only loads a file the first time) are returned.

Quick start

First pull in the 'required' module:

require 'required'

To pull in all ruby files in a directory (this excludes subdirectories):

required "some/path/to/dir"

Same as before, but require the files in reverse alphanumeric order:

required "some/path/to/dir", :sort => lambda { |x, y| y <=> x}

To pull in files from multiple directories:

required ["some/path/to/dir", "another/path/another/dir"]

Or to recurse through subdirectories, requiring all files along the way:

required "lib", {:recurse => true}

Same as before, but exclude ruby files tagged as "_old":

required "lib", {:recurse => true, :exclude => /_old/}
# Will not require "lib/extensions/string_old.rb"

Same as before, but only require ruby files tagged with "_new":

required "lib", {:recurse => true, :include => /_new/}

Installing with RubyGems

A Gem of Required is available at gemcutter.org. You can install it with:

gem install required

Running the tests

Testing Required requires the shoulda testing framework: gem install shoulda

There is one rake-based test task: rake test runs all the tests

History

  • 2010-03-31: First public release 0.1.x

Contact

Git repository (send Git patches to the mailing list):

Thanks

I would like to thank Ryan Wilcox for coming up with the initial idea and implementation of a convenience method for requiring everything in a directory for a project we work on.

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2010 Arild Shirazi

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Links

Required's RubyGems.org project:: http://rubygems.org/gems/required

Official Required repository:: http://github.com/ashirazi/required