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authordrbrain <drbrain@b2dd03c8-39d4-4d8f-98ff-823fe69b080e>2013-01-17 00:08:53 +0000
committerdrbrain <drbrain@b2dd03c8-39d4-4d8f-98ff-823fe69b080e>2013-01-17 00:08:53 +0000
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* doc/syntax/control_expressions.rdoc: Added ? : ternary if
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@@ -86,6 +86,27 @@ side-effect is to cache a value into a local variable:
The result value of an +if+ expression is the last value executed in the
+== Ternary if
+You may also write a if-then-else expression using <code>?</code> and
+<code>:</code>. This ternary if:
+ input_type = gets =~ /hello/i ? "greeting" : "other"
+Is the same as this +if+ expression:
+ input_type =
+ if gets =~ /hello/i
+ "greeting"
+ else
+ "other"
+ end
+While the ternary if is much shorter to write than the more verbose form, for
+readability it is recommended that the ternary if is only used for simple
+conditionals. Also, avoid using multiple ternary conditions in the same
+expression as this can be confusing.
== +unless+ Expression
The +unless+ expression is the opposite of the +if+ expression. If the value