jRails, jQuery, Hide (4 arguments)

Is this the right forum to post this to?

In jRails.js there is a call to
  hide
in which hide takes four parameters.

Where is that hide defined?

Ralph Shnelvar wrote:

Is this the right forum to post this to?

In jRails.js there is a call to
  hide
in which hide takes four parameters.

Where is that hide defined?

To answer my own question ... so for the next poor schmuck who doesn't
know any Javascript ...

Using firebug and the wonderful
  http://jsbeautifier.org/
to unminimize javascripts so that you can actually use Firebug to track
through the code ... one discovers that the hide is going to

hide: function () {
    if (!arguments[0] || (arguments[0].constructor == Number ||
...
},

The answer is that hide:function can take an arbitrary number of
arguments. The value of the arguments is stored an array as a local
variable called "arguments"

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If anyone can point me to the reference that shows what the
"hide:function" syntax is defined, I would be grateful.

Is this the right forum to post this to?

Not really, but... :slight_smile:

Using firebug and the wonderful http://jsbeautifier.org/
to unminimize javascripts so that you can actually use Firebug to track
through the code ... one discovers that the hide is going to

hide: function () {
if (!arguments[0] || (arguments[0].constructor == Number ||
...
},

The answer is that hide:function can take an arbitrary number of
arguments. The value of the arguments is stored an array as a local
variable called "arguments"

If anyone can point me to the reference that shows what the
"hide:function" syntax is defined, I would be grateful.

I would think you'd be able to tell more from looking at the code of the
function in question than from any doc, but <http://api.jquery.com/hide/>
would be the place. Assuming this *is* the jQuery 'hide' and not that of
prototype.js :slight_smile:

HTH,