Run partials with even less syntactic overhead in your views
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easypartials

DESCRIPTION:

EasyPartials are a way to make partials in Rails even easier! This is an expansion of a blog post by Mike Stone at “smellsblue.blogspot.com/2009/11/easy-partials-in-rails.html”.

FEATURES:

  • Allows easy partial invocation syntax, with simpler local variable passing

  • Allows configurable shared directories for partials

SYNOPSIS:

<% _my_partial :var => “123” do %>

<p>
  Some block content.
</p>

<% end %>

The above would render a partial (as with <%= render :partial => “my_partial” %>), with the local variable “var” set to “123”, and the local variable “body” set to the paragraph “some block content”, HTML tags included.

Note that you need to use <% rather than <%=.

For a shared partial, use a line like the following in environment.rb or in a file under initializers:

Easypartials.shared_directories = ["mydir1", "mydir2"]

This will set up app/views/mydir1 and app/views/mydir2 as the locations to look for partials when a directory isn't explicitly given.

This plugin will first check the directory of the view being rendered, then check the shared directories in the order given.

REQUIREMENTS:

You'll need a recent-ish version of Rails. You'll also need hoe and newgem, but you get them automatically when you install easypartials.

INSTALL:

sudo gem install easypartials

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2009 Noah Gibbs and Mike Stone

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 OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS 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.