Testing helper/view methods from script/console

Hi,

Is it possible to test helper/view methods from script/console. I want
to test the output of methods like distance_of_time_in_words. But it
won't let me from the console. What am I missing?

TIA
Luke

Hi,

Is it possible to test helper/view methods from script/console. I want
to test the output of methods like distance_of_time_in_words. But it
won't let me from the console. What am I missing?

TIA
Luke

User the helper object:

>> helper.distance_of_time_in_words 92.minutes
=> "about 2 hours"

-Rob

Rob Biedenharn http://agileconsultingllc.com
Rob@AgileConsultingLLC.com

Hi,

Is it possible to test helper/view methods from script/console. I want
to test the output of methods like distance_of_time_in_words. But it
won't let me from the console. What am I missing?

you need to include the appropriate module eg:

Fs-ElephantBook:fred fred$ ruby script/console
Loading development environment (Rails 2.0.2)
>> require 'action_view/helpers/date_helper'
=> []
>> include ActionView::Helpers::DateHelper
=> Object
>> distance_of_time_in_words_to_now Time.mktime(2008,2,3,4)
=> "about 20 hours"

Hi,

Is it possible to test helper/view methods from script/console. I
want
to test the output of methods like distance_of_time_in_words. But it
won't let me from the console. What am I missing?

TIA
Luke

User the helper object:

helper.distance_of_time_in_words 92.minutes

=> "about 2 hours"

Neato! I've somehow managed to miss that one!

Fred

Awesome. Exactly what I was looking for.
Thanks!