This is just going to be a quick one. Recently, I was working on something (that I will discuss in an upcoming post) on an airplane. I was using Ruby. Obviously I'm not going to fork out five whole dollars for the onboard internet access, so I was roughing it. I came across an error.
if line.contains? "tags: " # Do stuff
undefined method contains? for String. Darnit! I had just gotten done programming in Python and I hadn't programmed in Ruby for a little while, so I rewrote it.
if "tags: " in line # Do stuff
Unexpected keyword_in. Bah! I knew there was a method here, but I couldn't for the life of me remember what it was. My first instinct was to immediately Google the Ruby String documentation, but -- remember -- no internet. Out of hope and despiration, with a quick prayer to the coding gods, I entered the following into the terminal:
$ irb # Typical IRB headers >>> "Potato".methods [:include?, :%, :*, :+, :unicode_normalize, :to_c, :unicode_normalize!, :unicode_normalized?, :count, ...
There! Right at the front was what I needed. No Googling required. So the next time you reach for Google for a question, try asking your code first!
if line.include? "tags: " # profit end
In case you're interested, you can do the same thing in Python via
Originally posted from my blog.