"echo function" for ROR

I'm looking for something similar to the "echo" PHP function for ruby. in some situation I don't like to write code like this:

I'm not sure you can. Have a look at: http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActionView/Base.html

This isn't really a huge problem though as most logic should be kept out of the templates. You can also use inline conditions for cleaner code:

<%= "My Stuff" if my_condition %>

This method can be used to render parts of the page based on controller determined logic:

<%= render(:partial => "user/dashboard") if @show_dashboard %>

Hope that helps,