Values is a tiny library for creating value objects in ruby. These mostly look like classes created using Struct, but fix two problems with those:
Struct constructors can take less than the default number of arguments and set other fields as nil:
Point = Struct.new(:x,:y) Point.new(1) => #<struct Point x=1, y=nil>
Structs are also mutable:
Point = Struct.new(:x,:y) p = Point.new(1,2) p.x = 2 p.x => 2
Values fixes both of these:
Point = Value.new(:x, :y) Point.new(1) => ArgumentError: wrong number of arguments, 1 for 2 from /Users/tcrayford/Projects/ruby/values/lib/values.rb:7:in `block (2 levels) in new from (irb):5:in new from (irb):5 from /usr/local/bin/irb:12:in `<main> p = Point.new(1,2) p.x = 1 => NoMethodError: undefined method x= for #<Point:0x00000100943788 @x=0, @y=1> from (irb):6 from /usr/local/bin/irb:12:in <main>
Value does NOT have all the features of Struct (nor is it meant to).