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Using with_defaults

About the reverse_merge and with_defaults Hash mixins from Rails

Notes

A great little article from Andy Croll: For clarity merging hashes use with_defaults

I’ve used reverse_merge quite a bit, but the semantics of with_defaults are very nice IMHO.

params = { a: 'value of a', b: 'value of b' }
defaults = { a: 'default value of a', b: 'default value of b', c: 'default value of c' }
params.with_defaults(defaults)
=> { a: 'value of a', b: 'value of b', c: 'default value of c' }

These functionas are available if running Rails. To use in other ruby projects, add ‘activesupport’ gem to your project and require core activesupport:

require 'active_support'
require 'active_support/core_ext'

Example Test

See a simepl test in test_with_defaults.rb:

$ ./test_with_defaults.rb
Run options: --seed 24687

# Running:

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Finished in 0.001573s, 635.7279 runs/s, 635.7279 assertions/s.

1 runs, 1 assertions, 0 failures, 0 errors, 0 skips

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