Toby DiPasquale on 30 Mar 2007 12:02:43 -0000

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Re: [PhillyOnRails] XML Builder question

On Fri, Mar 30, 2007 at 04:41:32AM -0400, Colin A. Bartlett wrote:
> Mike Zornek Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 2:17 AM
> > But the bigger issue is that the list of jobs in this town can and will
> > change. It is dynamic but I'm too inexperienced with builder on how I
> would
> > implement a dynamic job list here. In particular I'm really lost as to how
> I
> > would start a do block with a dynamic method name.
> Something like this perhaps?
>   ['policeman', 'fireman'].each do |job|
>     xml.send(job) do
>       Person.find(:all).each do |person|
>         unless person.send("is_#{job}?") xml.send(job, :name =>
>       end
>     end
>   end

This is what I would do. Alternatively, you can check out how the
ActiveRecord find_by_* methods work under the hood and replicate that

Toby DiPasquale
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