Tag Formatter

Tag Formatter (for a lack of a better name) is—of course—a basic templating system that takes in text input with "tags", and replaces those tags with text as defined by the programmer.


Installation via gem

gem install tag_formatter

Installation via GIT

git clone git://github.com/mseymour/tag_formatter.git
cd tag_formatter/
gem build tag_formatter.gemspec
gem install tag_formatter-0.0.3.gem


Valid option symbols for configuring an instance of TagFormatter:

  • tags (Hash)
  • tag_start (String)
  • tag_end (String)
  • inline_comment_delimiter (String)
  • block_comment_start (String)
  • block_comment_end (String)

Formatting a block of text using the default options:

text = <<-HEREDOC
Hello, I am {firstname} {lastname}.
I like {something}. #Something can be anything.
/*I do not know about you,
but block comments are pretty rad.*/

tf = TagFormatter.new text, tags: {firstname: "Mark", lastname: "Seymour", something: "listening to music"}

puts tf.parse #=> Hello, I am Mark Seymour.\nI like listening to music.

Formatting a block of text using user-supplied options:

tf = TagFormatter.new "I like to %verb% it, %verb% it!", tags: {verb: "move"}, tag_start: '%', tag_end: '%'
puts tf.parse #=> I like to move it, move it!


Any and all issues should be reported via the Issues tab in Github.

Fixes, additions, patches, etc. are greatly welcome.

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