On 8/3/05, Austin Ziegler <halostatue / gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/3/05, Joe Van Dyk <joevandyk / gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a class that could look something like this
> >
> > class MyClass
> >    attr_accessor :x, :y, :z
> >
> >   def math(a, b, c)
> >   end
> > end
> >
> > I want to be able to pass in strings to this class and have everything
> > converted to fixnums (or floats).  Do I need to manually do the
> > setters for x, y, and z and convert a, b, c?
> 
> Yes.
> 

Wondering if it would be useful to have functions like
attr_accessor_int :a_int, :another_int
attr_accessor_string :a_string 

and then dynamically create the following methods

def a_int=(x); @a_int = x.to_int; end
def another_int=(x); @another_int = x.to_int; end
def a_string=(x); @a_string = x.to_s; end;