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blank? and present? commit to return singletons [Xavier Noria & Pavel…

… Pravosud]

The contract of blank? and present? was in principle to return Object, as we
generally do, the test suite and description was consistent with that, but some
examples had comments like "# => true".

This cannot be unclear, we either fix the examples, or update the contract.

Since users may be already assuming singletons due to the examples and the fact
that they were returned before 30ba7ee, the safest option seems to be to revise
the contract and the implementation of String#blank?

The motivation for 30ba7ee was to improve the performance of the predicate, the
refactor based on === is on par regarding speed.

With this commit we start documenting return types using YARD conventions. We
plan to document return types gradually.
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1 parent 7b89446 commit 126dc47665c65cd129967cbd8a5926dddd0aa514 @fxn fxn committed Dec 28, 2013
@@ -1,3 +1,7 @@
+* `blank?` and `present?` commit to return singletons.
+
+ *Xavier Noria*, *Pavel Pravosud*
+
* Fixed Float related error in NumberHelper with large precisions.
before:
@@ -4,36 +4,42 @@ class Object
# An object is blank if it's false, empty, or a whitespace string.
# For example, '', ' ', +nil+, [], and {} are all blank.
#
- # This simplifies:
+ # This simplifies
#
- # if address.nil? || address.empty?
+ # address.nil? || address.empty?
#
- # ...to:
+ # to
#
- # if address.blank?
+ # address.blank?
+ #
+ # @return [true, false]
def blank?
- respond_to?(:empty?) ? empty? : !self
+ respond_to?(:empty?) ? !!empty? : !self
@Bartuz
Bartuz Sep 11, 2015 Contributor

Why double !! ? It returns the TrueClass / FalseClass anynway

@fxn
fxn Sep 11, 2015 Member

Because it is a dynamic language and subject to polymorphism, you just can't rely on empty? returning singletons, what you need to guarantee is that you return one no matter what.

That's one of the reasons I prefer to document predicates using generic boolean semantics, because then everything is more transparent all the way up.

@Bartuz
Bartuz Sep 11, 2015 Contributor

Thanks! It's very clever 👍

end
- # An object is present if it's not <tt>blank?</tt>.
+ # An object is present if it's not blank.
+ #
+ # @return [true, false]
def present?
!blank?
end
- # Returns object if it's <tt>present?</tt> otherwise returns +nil+.
- # <tt>object.presence</tt> is equivalent to <tt>object.present? ? object : nil</tt>.
+ # Returns the receiver if it's present otherwise returns +nil+.
+ # <tt>object.presence</tt> is equivalent to
#
- # This is handy for any representation of objects where blank is the same
- # as not present at all. For example, this simplifies a common check for
- # HTTP POST/query parameters:
+ # object.present? ? object : nil
+ #
+ # For example, something like
#
# state = params[:state] if params[:state].present?
# country = params[:country] if params[:country].present?
# region = state || country || 'US'
#
- # ...becomes:
+ # becomes
#
# region = params[:state].presence || params[:country].presence || 'US'
+ #
+ # @return [Object]
def presence
self if present?
end
@@ -43,6 +49,8 @@ class NilClass
# +nil+ is blank:
#
# nil.blank? # => true
+ #
+ # @return [true]
def blank?
true
end
@@ -52,6 +60,8 @@ class FalseClass
# +false+ is blank:
#
# false.blank? # => true
+ #
+ # @return [true]
def blank?
true
end
@@ -61,6 +71,8 @@ class TrueClass
# +true+ is not blank:
#
# true.blank? # => false
+ #
+ # @return [false]
def blank?
false
end
@@ -71,6 +83,8 @@ class Array
#
# [].blank? # => true
# [1,2,3].blank? # => false
+ #
+ # @return [true, false]
alias_method :blank?, :empty?
end
@@ -79,20 +93,28 @@ class Hash
#
# {}.blank? # => true
# { key: 'value' }.blank? # => false
+ #
+ # @return [true, false]
alias_method :blank?, :empty?
end
class String
- BLANK_MATCHER = /\A[[:space:]]*\z/
+ BLANK_RE = /\A[[:space:]]*\z/
# A string is blank if it's empty or contains whitespaces only:
#
- # ''.blank? # => true
- # ' '.blank? # => true
- # ' '.blank? # => true
- # ' something here '.blank? # => false
+ # ''.blank? # => true
+ # ' '.blank? # => true
+ # "\t\n\r".blank? # => true
+ # ' blah '.blank? # => false
+ #
+ # Unicode whitespace is supported:
+ #
+ # "\u00a0".blank? # => true
+ #
+ # @return [true, false]
def blank?
- self =~ BLANK_MATCHER
+ BLANK_RE === self
end
end
@@ -101,6 +123,8 @@ class Numeric #:nodoc:
#
# 1.blank? # => false
# 0.blank? # => false
+ #
+ # @return [false]
def blank?
false
end
@@ -5,24 +5,28 @@
class BlankTest < ActiveSupport::TestCase
class EmptyTrue
- def empty?() true; end
+ def empty?
+ 0
+ end
end
class EmptyFalse
- def empty?() false; end
+ def empty?
+ nil
+ end
end
- BLANK = [ EmptyTrue.new, nil, false, '', ' ', " \n\t \r ", ' ', [], {} ]
+ BLANK = [ EmptyTrue.new, nil, false, '', ' ', " \n\t \r ", ' ', "\u00a0", [], {} ]
NOT = [ EmptyFalse.new, Object.new, true, 0, 1, 'a', [nil], { nil => 0 } ]
def test_blank
- BLANK.each { |v| assert v.blank?, "#{v.inspect} should be blank" }
- NOT.each { |v| assert !v.blank?, "#{v.inspect} should not be blank" }
+ BLANK.each { |v| assert_equal true, v.blank?, "#{v.inspect} should be blank" }
+ NOT.each { |v| assert_equal false, v.blank?, "#{v.inspect} should not be blank" }
end
def test_present
- BLANK.each { |v| assert !v.present?, "#{v.inspect} should not be present" }
- NOT.each { |v| assert v.present?, "#{v.inspect} should be present" }
+ BLANK.each { |v| assert_equal false, v.present?, "#{v.inspect} should not be present" }
+ NOT.each { |v| assert_equal true, v.present?, "#{v.inspect} should be present" }
end
def test_presence

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