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class String
# Same as +indent+, except it indents the receiver in-place.
#
# Returns the indented string, or +nil+ if there was nothing to indent.
def indent!(amount, indent_string=nil, indent_empty_lines=false)
indent_string = indent_string || self[/^[ \t]/] || ' '
re = indent_empty_lines ? /^/ : /^(?!$)/
gsub!(re, indent_string * amount)
end
# Indents the lines in the receiver:
#
# <<EOS.indent(2)
# def some_method
# some_code
# end
# EOS
# # =>
# def some_method
# some_code
# end
#
# The second argument, +indent_string+, specifies which indent string to
# use. The default is +nil+, which tells the method to make a guess by
# peeking at the first indented line, and fallback to a space if there is
# none.
#
# " foo".indent(2) # => " foo"
# "foo\n\t\tbar".indent(2) # => "\t\tfoo\n\t\t\t\tbar"
# "foo".indent(2, "\t") # => "\t\tfoo"
#
# While +indent_string+ is tipically one space or tab, it may be any string.
#
# The third argument, +indent_empty_lines+, is a flag that says whether
# empty lines should be indented. Default is false.
#
# "foo\n\nbar".indent(2) # => " foo\n\n bar"
# "foo\n\nbar".indent(2, nil, true) # => " foo\n \n bar"
#
def indent(amount, indent_string=nil, indent_empty_lines=false)
dup.tap {|_| _.indent!(amount, indent_string, indent_empty_lines)}
end
end
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