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”.
Allows easy partial invocation syntax, with simpler local variable passing
Allows configurable shared directories for partials
<% _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.
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.
sudo gem install easypartials
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