Using ActiveSupport StringInquirer for pretty String equality

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ActiveSupport is pretty awesome. It has really awesome stuff hidden in it.StringInquirer is one of them.

It lets you test String equality in a much more pretty way. Rails also uses StringInquirer for it’s environment check.

You may recognize this


Instead of doing

Rails.env == 'production'

So how can we use StringInquirer for ourselves.

Let’s pretend that we have a String called status.

status = 'is_used'
status.is_used? # true
status.is_new? # false

Happy hacking <3

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