Module: Mexico::Util

Defined in:
lib/mexico/util.rb

Overview

This module contains various helper methods.

Defined Under Namespace

Modules: FancyContainer Classes: FancyWriter

Constant Summary collapse

UMLAUTS =

A list of umlauts and other special characters that are word characters in German.

{
    "ä" => "ae",
    "ö" => "oe",
    "ü" => "ue",
    "ß" => "ss"
}

Class Method Summary collapse

Class Method Details

.strip_quotes(string) ⇒ String

Simple helper that strips away double quotes around a string.

Parameters:

  • string (String)

    The string to be unquoted.

Returns:

  • (String)

    The unquoted string.


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# File 'lib/mexico/util.rb', line 34

def self.strip_quotes(string)
  return string.gsub(/^"/, '').gsub(/"$/, '')
end

.to_xml_id(string) ⇒ String

Helper method that takes a name and sanitizes it for use as an XML/FiESTA id.

Parameters:

  • string (String)

    The string to be converted to an ID.

Returns:

  • (String)

    The resulting ID.


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# File 'lib/mexico/util.rb', line 41

def self.to_xml_id(string)
  return nil if string.nil? # @todo auto-assign IDs
  result = string.downcase
  UMLAUTS.each_pair do |u,v|
    result.gsub!(/#{u}/, v)
  end
  result.gsub!(/[^\w\d]/, '_')
  return result.gsub(/_+/, '_')
end