Jarsen Jarsen - 5 months ago 21
Ruby Question

One liner in Ruby for displaying a prompt, getting input, and assigning to a variable?

Often I find myself doing the following:

print "Input text: "
input = gets.strip


Is there a graceful way to do this in one line? Something like:

puts "Input text: #{input = gets.strip}"


The problem with this is that it waits for the input before displaying the prompt. Any ideas?

Answer

Check out highline:

require "highline/import"
input = ask "Input text: "