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README.md

Awesome Print

Awesome Print is Ruby library that pretty prints Ruby objects in full color
exposing their internal structure with proper indentation. Rails ActiveRecord
objects are supported via included mixin.

Installation

$ # Installing as Ruby gem
$ gem install awesome_print

# Installing as Rails plugin
$ ruby script/plugin install http://github.com/michaeldv/awesome_print_.git

$ # Cloning the repository
$ git clone git://github.com/michaeldv/awesome_print_.git

Usage

require "ap"
ap(object, options = {})

Default options:
  :miltiline => true,
  :plain  => false,
  :colors => {
    :array      => :white,
    :bignum     => :blue,
    :class      => :yellow,
    :date       => :greenish,
    :falseclass => :red,
    :fixnum     => :blue,
    :float      => :blue,
    :hash       => :gray,
    :nilclass   => :red,
    :string     => :yellowish,
    :symbol     => :cyanish,
    :time       => :greenish,
    :trueclass  => :green
  }

Supported color names:
  :gray, :red, :green, :yellow, :blue, :purple, :cyan, :white
  :black, :redish, :greenish, :yellowish, :blueish, :purpleish, :cyanish, :pale

Example (IRB)

$ irb
irb> require "ap"
irb> data = [ false, 42, %w(fourty two), { :now => Time.now, :class => Time.now.class, :distance => 42e42 } ]
irb> ap data
[
    [0] false,
    [1] 42,
    [2] [
        [0] "fourty",
        [1] "two"
    ],
    [3] {
           :class => Time < Object,
             :now => Fri Apr 02 19:55:53 -0700 2010,
        :distance => 4.2e+43
    }
]
irb> ap data, :multiline => false
[ false, 42, [ "fourty", "two" ], { :class => Time < Object, :distance => 4.2e+43, :now => Fri Apr 02 19:44:52 -0700 2010 } ]
irb>

Example (Rails)

$ ruby script/console
Loading development environment (Rails 2.3.5)
rails> require "ap"
rails> ap Account.all(:limit => 2)
[
    [0] #<Account:0x1033220b8> {
                     :id => 1,
                :user_id => 5,
            :assigned_to => 7,
                   :name => "Hayes-DuBuque",
                 :access => "Public",
                :website => "http://www.hayesdubuque.com",
        :toll_free_phone => "1-800-932-6571",
                  :phone => "(111)549-5002",
                    :fax => "(349)415-2266",
             :deleted_at => nil,
             :created_at => Sat, 06 Mar 2010 09:46:10 UTC +00:00,
             :updated_at => Sat, 06 Mar 2010 16:33:10 UTC +00:00,
                  :email => "info@hayesdubuque.com",
        :background_info => nil
    },
    [1] #<Account:0x103321ff0> {
                     :id => 2,
                :user_id => 4,
            :assigned_to => 4,
                   :name => "Ziemann-Streich",
                 :access => "Public",
                :website => "http://www.ziemannstreich.com",
        :toll_free_phone => "1-800-871-0619",
                  :phone => "(042)056-1534",
                    :fax => "(106)017-8792",
             :deleted_at => nil,
             :created_at => Tue, 09 Feb 2010 13:32:10 UTC +00:00,
             :updated_at => Tue, 09 Feb 2010 20:05:01 UTC +00:00,
                  :email => "info@ziemannstreich.com",
        :background_info => nil
    }
]
rails> ap Account
class Account < ActiveRecord::Base {
                 :id => :integer,
            :user_id => :integer,
        :assigned_to => :integer,
               :name => :string,
             :access => :string,
            :website => :string,
    :toll_free_phone => :string,
              :phone => :string,
                :fax => :string,
         :deleted_at => :datetime,
         :created_at => :datetime,
         :updated_at => :datetime,
              :email => :string,
    :background_info => :string
}
rails>

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

* Fork the project on Github.
* Make your feature addition or bug fix.
* Add specs for it, making sure $ rake spec is all green.
* Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history.
* Send me a pull request.

License

Copyright (c) 2010 Michael Dvorkin  
%w(mike dvorkin.net) * "@" || %w(mike fatfreecrm.com) * "@"

Released under the MIT license. See LICENSE file for details.
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