This gem provide attr_required and attr_optional like attr_accessor.
REQUIRED and OPTIONAL are common terminology in RFCs, and used for protocol parameters. This gem helps RFC library developers to define which parameters (attributes in Ruby world) are REQUIRED and which are OPTIONAL. It might be also helpful for other developers.
I've developed this gem to use for rack-oauth2, a Rack-based OAuth 2.0 library. github.com/nov/rack-oauth2
gem install attr_required
# Attributes Definitions
require 'attr_required' require 'attr_optional' class A include AttrRequired, AttrOptional attr_required :required_a attr_optional :optional_a end class B < A attr_required :required_b attr_optional :optional_b end
# Class Methods
A.required_attributes #=> [:required_a] B.required_attributes #=> [:required_a, :required_b] A.optional_attributes #=> [:optional_a] B.optional_attributes #=> [:optional_a, :optional_b] A.attr_required?(:required_a) #=> true B.attr_optional?(:optional_b) #=> true
# Instance Methods
@a = A.new @b = B.new @a.required_attributes #=> [:required_a] @b.required_attributes #=> [:required_a, :required_b] @a.optional_attributes #=> [:optional_a] @b.optional_attributes #=> [:optional_a, :optional_b] @a.attr_required?(:required_a) #=> true @a.attr_optional?(:optiona_a) #=> true @a.attr_missing? #=> true @a.attr_missing #=> [:required_a] @a.attr_missing! #=> raise AttrRequired::AttrMissing @a.required_a = "foo" @a.attr_missing? #=> false @a.attr_missing #=>  @a.attr_missing! #=> do nothing
Check spec/attr_(required|optional).rb for more details.
Note on Patches/Pull Requests
Fork the project.
Make your feature addition or bug fix.
Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.
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