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Peter Alvin 09-23-2008 11:50 AM

Optionally pass a parameter?
In general, how do you optionally pass an optional qualifier to a Ruby

For example, for some model in Rails, like this:

MyDBClass.find(:all, ...

How do I optionally add a condition? This generates a syntax error:

some_test ? :conditions => "id=100" : nil,

I guess it doesn't like that I only want to add the :conditions
occasionally. What is the Ruby best practice or idiom for this?

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James Coglan 09-23-2008 11:57 AM

Re: Optionally pass a parameter?
[Note: parts of this message were removed to make it a legal post.]

> some_test ? :conditions => "id=100" : nil

Try turning it inside out:

:conditions => (some_test ? "id=100" : nil)


:conditions => (some_test && "id=100")

Not too sure about what the second one will cause Rails to do if some_test
is false rather than nil, but worth a try.

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