Determining who is calling a helper method

I have a view calling a helper method is_disabled like this :
<%= form.input :company, :label => "Company name", :input_html =>
{ :disabled => is_disabled } %>
How can I determine in my helper which element (here :company) is
calling the is_disabled method without having to pass a parameter ?
Thx by advance for your help.

In what sense is :company calling the method? It is the view code
that is calling it.

Colin

I have a lot of elements form calling this method (and the method has
to know which element is calling to react) so I wonder is it's
possible to know this without having to pas a parameter.

I have a lot of elements form calling this method (and the method has
to know which element is calling to react) so I wonder is it's
possible to know this without having to pas a parameter.

So in several form_for method calls you call is_disabled as part of
building the parameters for the form_for, and you want is_disabled to
automatically know the symbol in the first param of the form_for? I
think it is unlikely that that is possible. Depending on how the Ruby
interpreter (if that is the right word) works, it may not even have
looked at the first parameter when it calls is_disabled (other than to
check the syntax). There may be some way but I doubt it.

Looking at it from another point of view, what is it that is (or
isn't) disabled? It seems like an odd method to be in a view helper.

By the way, please don't top post, it makes it difficult to follow the
thread. Thanks.

Colin

Thank you for your reply. I will use a paramater as I thought at the
first time.

What about your second remark : my method "is_disabled" is located in
the view helper and takes care to enable / disable the input element
regarding the rights of the current user.

I retract my comment, that use is fine.

Colin

You might also want to look into subclassing FormBuilder to DRY a lot
of this up - essentially, you'd have a custom FormBuilder that has
access to the relevant parameters (the object you passed to form_for,
the field you're creating a tag for) and can take care adding
the :disabled option where appropriate.

--Matt Jones