A simple Ruby library for labeling things. Similar to and inspired by acts_as_taggable_on but more flexible. Labelized allows you to control every aspect of label items, including the label to labeled relation. Labels can be organized into label sets. Labelized takes the approach of mixing in functionality with configuration, so you include just what you need. While labelized depends on ActiveRecord, it doesn't provide you with any models. You mixin labeleized concerns to your own models and have complete control over everything including the labels and how they get linked to your models.
Passing a term in the singular allows only a single label. Plural terms allow multiple labels. The optional scope allows for multiple instances of the same tag, isolated by the scope; i.e. different capitalizations. Labelized doesn't assume much about your model space. You mix in the appropriate labelized module and configure a few options.
A Simple Example
# Call labelized on a class you want to act as the label class Label < ActiveRecord::Base include Labelized::LabelConcern labelized end # Include the LabelizedConcern and call labelized on a class you want to label class Thing < ActiveRecord::Base include Labelized::LabelizedConcern labelized :labels end thing = Thing.new thing.labels #  thing.label 'label one' thing.labels_for 'round', :shape # thing.kind # 'this' thing.kind_list # 'this' thing.keywords thing.keywords = ['this', 'that'] thing.keywords = 'this, that' thing.keywords # 'this, that' thing.keyword_list # ['this', 'that'] thing.tracks
Contributing to labelized
Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet
Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it
Fork the project
Start a feature/bugfix branch
Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution
Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
Please try not to mess with the Rakefile, version, or history. If you want to have your own version, or is otherwise necessary, that is fine, but please isolate to its own commit so I can cherry-pick around it.
Copyright © 2011 Peter T. Brown. See LICENSE.txt for further details.