On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 11:37 PM, Intransition<transfire / gmail.com> wrote:
> Messing with optional argument check for the umpteenth time, eg.
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> Neither of which are very satisfying. So it occurs to me tonight that
> we already have #has_block? to see if a block was passed. So how about
> a #has_arguments? to query if _any_ arguments have been passed. So
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> Ah... now that would be nice.

I've never felt the need for this.

Normally I just make the default value for an optional parameter nil,
and check for nil.

If nil is a valid value, then I'd do something like

class A

    MissingArgument = Object.new

   def meth(a=MissingArgument)
       if a == MissingArgument
       else
       end
   end
end




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