A collection of helpful methods and monkey patches for Arrays, Hash, Enumerables, Strings, Objects & Dates in Ruby
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Rearmed Ruby

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A collection of helpful methods and monkey patches for Arrays, Hash, Enumerables, Strings, Objects & Dates in Ruby. Rearmed is a collection of plugins which are driven by making life easier & coding more natural.

The difference between this library and others is that all monkey patching is performed in an opt-in way because you shouldnt be using methods you dont know about anyways.

When possible I have placed the method implementations inside the Rearmed module so if you don't like monkey patching or are working on the project with a team then you can use these methods instead. You can then skip the config and see how to use each implementation below the relevant methods documentation.

Install

Add the following line to your gemfile:

gem 'rearmed'

Usage

Setup Monkey Patches (all are opt-in)

# config/initializers/rearmed.rb

Rearmed.enabled_patches = {
  array: {
    delete_first: false,
    dig: false,
    not_empty: false
  },
  date: {
    now: false
  },
  enumerable: {
    natural_sort: false,
    natural_sort_by: false,
    select_map: false
  },
  hash: {
    compact: false,
    dig: false,
    join: false,
    only: false,
    to_struct: false
  },
  integer: {
    length: false
  },
  object: {
    bool?: false,
    false?: false,
    in: false,
    not_nil: false,
    true?: false
  },
  string: {
    begins_with: false,
    casecmp?: false,
    ends_with: false,
    match?: false,
    starts_with: false,
    to_bool: false,
    valid_float: false,
    valid_integer: false
  }
}

Rearmed.apply_patches!

Some other argument formats the enabled_patches option accepts are:

### Enable everything
Rearmed.enabled_patches = :all

### Disable everything
Rearmed.enabled_patches = nil

### Hash values can be boolean/nil values also
Rearmed.enabled_patches = {
  array: true, 
  date: {
    now: true
  },
  enumerable: true, 
  hash: false, 
  integer: false, 
  object: nil, 
  string: nil
}

By design, once Rearmed.apply_patches! is called then Rearmed.enabled_patches is no longer editable and Rearmed.apply_patches! cannot be called again. If you try to do so, it will raise a PatchesAlreadyAppliedError. There is no-built in way of changing the patches, if you need to do so (which you shouldn't) that is up to you to figure out.

Array Methods

array = [1,2,1,4,1]
array.delete_first(1) # => 1
puts array #=> [2,1,4,1]
array.delete_first{|x| 1 == x} # => 1
puts array # => [2,4,1]
array.delete_first # => 2
puts array # => [4,1]

array.not_empty? # => true

# Only monkey patched if using Ruby 2.2.x or below as this method was added to Ruby core in 2.3.0
items = [{foo: ['foo','bar']}, {test: 'thing'}]
items.dig(0, :foo, 1) # => 'bar'
# or without monkey patch: Rearmed.dig(items, 0, :foo, 1)

Enumerable Methods (Array, Hash, etc.)

items = ['1.1', '1.11', '1.2']
items.natural_sort 
items.natural_sort(reverse: true) # because natural_sort does not accept a block, accepting PR's on this
# or without monkey patch: Rearmed.natural_sort(items) or Rearmed.natural_sort(items, reverse: true)

items = [{version: "1.1"}, {version: "1.11"}, {version: "1.2"}]
items.natural_sort_by{|x| x[:version]} 
# or without monkey patch: Rearmed.natural_sort_by(items){|x| x[:version]}

items = [{version: "1.1"}, {version: nil}, {version: false}]
items.select_map{|x| x[:version]} #=> [{version: "1.1"}]
# or without monkey patch: Rearmed.select_map(items){|x| x[:version]}

Date

Date.now

Hash Methods

hash.join{|k,v| "#{k}: #{v}\n"}

hash = {foo: 'foo', bar: 'bar', other: 'other'}
hash.only(:foo, :bar) # => {foo: 'foo'}
# or without monkey patch: Rearmed.hash_only(hash, :foo, :bar)

hash.only!(:foo, :bar)

hash.to_struct
# or without monkey patch: Rearmed.hash_to_struct(hash)

# Only monkey patched if using Ruby 2.2.x or below as this method was added to Ruby core in 2.3.0
items = [{foo: ['foo','bar']}, {test: 'thing'}]
items.dig(0, :foo, 1) # => 'bar'
# or without monkey patch: Rearmed.dig(items, 0, :foo, 1)

# Only monkey patched if using Ruby 2.3.x or below as this method was added to Ruby core in 2.4.0
hash.compact
# or without monkey patch: Rearmed.hash_compact(hash)
hash.compact!

Object

my_var.not_nil?

# Only monkey patched if not using ActiveSupport / Rails as this method is already defined there
my_var.in?([1,2,3])
my_var.in?(1,2,3) # or with splat arguments

my_var.bool? # if is true or false boolean value
my_var.true? # if is true boolean value
my_var.false? # if is false boolean value

String

'123'.valid_integer?
# or without monkey patch: Rearmed.valid_integer?('123')

'123.123'.valid_float? 
# or without monkey patch: Rearmed.valid_float?('123.123')

'123.123'.valid_number? 
# or without monkey patch: Rearmed.valid_number?('123.123')

'true'.to_bool 
# or without monkey patch: Rearmed.to_bool('true')

'foo'.match?(/fo/) #=> true, this method returns a convenient boolean value instead of matchdata

# alias of start_with? and end_with? to have more sensible method names
'foo'.starts_with?('fo') # => true
'foo'.begins_with?('fo') # => true
'bar'.ends_with?('ar') # => true

# Only monkey patched if using Ruby 2.3.x or below as this method was added to Ruby core in 2.4.0
'foo'.casecmp?('FOO') #=> true
'foo'.casecmp?('FOOBAR') #=> false
# or without monkey patch: Rearmed.casecmp?('foo', 'FOO')

Contributing / Todo

If your looking to contribute here is a list of outstanding items:

  • Get the natural_sort method to accept a block

To request or add a method, please raise an issue and we can discuss the implementation.

Credits

Created by Weston Ganger - @westonganger

For any consulting or contract work please contact me via my company website: Solid Foundation Web Development

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