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Chopper

Chop your strings into pieces like a pro! Chopper will satisfy all of your string cleaving needs!

Install

$ gem install chopper

Chop Suey

Chopper helps you chop your strings into smaller pieces. You can:

  • Chop a book into paragraphs
  • Chop a 312 page manifesto on how the government secretely puts computer chips in your brain into tweets

The full list of methods added to string (see http://rubydoc.info/gems/chopper for all of the detailed documentation):

  • String#paragraphs
  • String#tweets

Tweets

You can break up a string into 140 character chunks using the #tweets method on String instances. It will break on the nearest word boundary (instead of chopping the tweet in the middle of a word). It also allows you to choose the delimeter - it defaults to ...

my_tweet = 
  "This tweet is over the 140 character limit, unfortunately. " +
  "Now I'll have to break the tweet up into smaller tweets. " + 
  "Well, that's just great. Gosh Darnit! Arrrghhhhh!"

my_tweet.tweets 
  #==> [
    "This tweet is over the 140 character limit, unfortunately. Now I'll have to break the tweet up into smaller tweets. Well, that's just ...", 
    "great. Gosh Darnit! Arrrghhhhh!"
  ]

my_tweet.tweets :delimeter => "... (more)"
  #==> [
    "This tweet is over the 140 character limit, unfortunately. Now I'll have to break the tweet up into smaller tweets. Well, that's ... (more)", 
    "just great. Gosh Darnit! Arrrghhhhh!"
  ]

my_tweet.each_tweet do |tweet|
  p tweet
end

@reply tweets

Chopper will detect @reply tweets (tweets that start with a twitter handle), and will prepend the handle to all tweets:

string = "@moonmaster9000 this is a really long tweet. can you believe how long it is? i hope it's not too long, because if it goes over 140 characters, then I can't tweet it. Or can I?"
string.tweets
  #==> [
    "@moonmaster9000 this is a really long tweet. can you believe how long it is? i hope it's not too long, because if it goes over 140 ...", 
    "@moonmaster9000 characters, then I can't tweet it. Or can I?"
  ]

Public Domain

This software is committed to the public domain. No license. No copyright. DO ANYTHING!