Tiered Category Expressions

Work with TCE v1.1 in Ruby.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'tiered_category_expressions'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install tiered_category_expressions

And require with:

require 'tiered_category_expressions'

Or, if you don't want the TCE() alias in the global namespace, require with:

require 'tiered_category_expressions/core'


Usage examples

tce = TCE("groceries > nonfood | pharmacy >> !baby formula")
# => TieredCategoryExpressions::Expression

tce.matches?(["Groceries", "Non-food", "Cleaning", "Soap"])
# => true

tce.matches?(["Groceries", "Non-food", "Baby", "Baby formula"])
# => false

tce.matches?(["Groceries", "Pharmacy", "Baby", "Pacifiers"])
# => true

# => Regexp

# => String

TCE("groceries > nonfood") > TCE("baby") > ">> pacifiers"
# => TieredCategoryExpressions::Expression


Run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bundle console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb and run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/q-m/tiered_category_expressions.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.