###An elegant way to chain methods in Ruby ##
Wendy in the class you want to chain methods in. You now have access to the
wend method accepts as its argument the initial parameter for the chain.
You then 'wend' this argument through multiple methods by chaining them with the
When you're done, call
and_return to get the final result.
Here's an example:
class MathsFunctions include Wendy def double(x) x + x end def square(x) x * x end def two_x_squared(x) wend(x).through(:double).and(:square).and_return end end MathsFunctions.new.two_x_squared(5) # => 100
You can also pass extra arguments to methods in the chain, like this:
def add(x, y) x + y end def wend_with_arg(x) wend(x).through(:square).and(:add, 15).result end
NB. Methods called in the chain must be defined on the class on which
wend is called.